A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Campbeltown or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a Campbeltown personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The lawyer should look at how your claim relates to each of the points.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Campbeltown

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Campbeltown.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Campbeltown are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 255.

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Work accident claims in Campbeltown

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed claimants, from members of the army to clothing and textile technologists, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Campbeltown

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Longrow.

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Campbeltown

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining how much compensation to pay. By reducing the financial stress serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

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Campbeltown No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Campbeltown and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Campbeltown and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Campbeltown?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Campbeltown, Bute and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Bute get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Help for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Finding the best lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the best legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

Look into Campbeltown personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can be revealing if you are weighing up which solicitor to go with.

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Do I need to instruct a local Campbeltown injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?8,367 for moderate shoulder injuries could vary from ?5,020 to ?7,112.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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