A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national network of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Carron or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within three years in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Carron or work-related illness, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a Carron personal injury solicitor.

What is my claim worth?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Carron

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of accredited no win no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in Carron.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Carron are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Carron

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people injured in an accident, from members of the air force to commissioning editors, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: Accident at work claim

Other types of claim

Carron serious injury compensation

We recognise the difference compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a claimant, a claim enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Official statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a falling object, a carrying injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Main St.

Medical negligence in Carron

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

See: Medical negligence claim

Carron 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 Carron and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Carron, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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 your solicitors have of injury claims in Carron?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people in Carron, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the right injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?7,755 to ?11,110 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Carron personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when weighing up which lawyer to choose.

Read : Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do you need to go with a local Carron legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will need to go to a medical exam.

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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