Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
Our nationwide panel of injury lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Castle Douglas or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
To win a Castle Douglas personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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 will discuss each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.
Locating the best injury lawyer
Selecting the most appropriate solicitor for your case is a key step towards securing the highest compensation award.
What is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal firm to represent you?
Castle Douglas personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which solicitor to sign up with.
Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Will I need a local lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm with a national network as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms often surprises Claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £55,200 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can vary from £33,120 to £46,920.
Read more at How to compare personal injury fees
Cases our panel of lawyers handles in Castle Douglas and Dumfries and Galloway
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped people in Castle Douglas and Dumfries and Galloway whose situations resulted in serious injury.
Medical negligence in Castle Douglas
Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is when an injury or illness is sustained following a breach of duty by a medical provider. A typical example could be a cancer negligence claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Castle Douglas have helped people with claims brought against hospitals including Castle Douglas Community Hospital, Academy Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EE.
Accidents at work
We have assisted injured Claimants, from factory workers to civil engineers, to claim compensation from their employer.
Road traffic accidents in Castle Douglas
Quittances panel of lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Castle Douglas.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Castle Douglas are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 374 accidents (298 slight accidents, 64 serious accidents and 12 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 395.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or a toxic substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Main Street and on King St.
Castle Douglas serious injury compensation claims
Quittance's team recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. We fight for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle cases in Castle Douglas
When the case is successful, your legal costs will be paid by the losing party (or their insurance company). In the event that your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
A success fee is charged by Castle Douglas solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is taken out of the Claimant's award and is in most cases 25 percent.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some solicitors could charge additional costs if they lose your case. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find more information online without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a claim?
When you have made the choice to get underway, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form here.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.