A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury 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.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Castle Douglas

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Castle Douglas

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted injured claimants, from factory workers to civil engineers, to claim compensation from their employer.

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Castle Douglas

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure or answers as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Dumfries & Galloway, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

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.

For more information: Serious injury claims

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 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 Castle Douglas and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Castle Douglas and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Castle Douglas?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to pedestrian accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as stress-free 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a 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

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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