A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of personal injury solicitors help claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Carfin or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within three years.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Carfin

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from lathe operators to civil service administrators, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

See: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Carfin

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Carfin are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Carfin area in 2013 included collisions on the A723 and B7029 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A775 and B779 junction.

Quittance's network of no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Carfin.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Civic Square and on Brandon Arcade.

Medical negligence in Carfin

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Carfin lawyers for serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering impact on an injured person. Quittance's team work for compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Carfin 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 Carfin and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Carfin, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Carfin?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Carfin, Lanarkshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Finding the most appropriate PI solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards receiving the highest compensation award for your accident.

With some 29 offices within 25 miles of Carfin - how can you make sure you instruct the best firm to pursue compensation for you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery, for example, ranges from ?5,060 to ?10,725 (based on 2015 market data).

Look into Carfin solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to select a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm with national medical coverage as you will need to go to a medical assessment.

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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