A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more of their personal injury settlement.

No matter whether you live in Carluke or anywhere else in the UK, we can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Carluke, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

The lawyer will consider how these issues relates to your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Carluke

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from gardeners to clothing and textile technologists, to claim for their work related injuries.

For more information: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Carluke

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in getting the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Carluke.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Carluke are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 657. Incidents in the Carluke region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7056 junction and on the single carriageway of the A721 and B7056 junction.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Carluke

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a carrying injury or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Station Rd and on High St.

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are determining compensation. A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Carluke No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Carluke and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Carluke, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 injury claims in Carluke?

We are a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Carluke, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Finding the best personal injury solicitor for your claim

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Are Carluke claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Carluke solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.

See Reviews

The variation in success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?11,860 for serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from ?7,116 to ?10,081.

Further reading : Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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