A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of injury lawyers help Claimants across the country to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Catrine or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Catrine

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from carpenters to community arts workers, to claim maximum compensation.

See: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Catrine

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Catrine are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 224.

Our network of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Catrine.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other types of claim

Serious injury solicitors in Catrine

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.

The Quittance team work to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of expert law firms have aided families recover damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, hydrocarbon poisoning and degloving injuries.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Catrine

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Officially reported data emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Main Street and on Loudoun St.

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Catrine No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Catrine and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Catrine, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Catrine?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Catrine, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances?

Choosing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor for your legal case is the most important step towards receiving the best compensation award for your injuries.

With 29 offices within a 25 radius of Catrine (according to the SRA database) - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the best company for your specific circumstances?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Catrine?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The variation in fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?23,411 for loss of smell can vary from ?14,046 to ?19,899.

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Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a company with medical facilities near Catrine as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend 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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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