A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national network of injury lawyers help clients across the country to keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Chapelhall or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Chapelhall personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chapelhall

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Chapelhall are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Accidents in the Chapelhall area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A73 and A775 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7066 junction.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Chapelhall.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Chapelhall

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from building site contractors to classroom assistants, to secure financial compensation settlements.

See: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Chapelhall

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants. A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have aided families receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include back injuries and asbestosis.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with incidents having happened on Lauchope St and on Fir View.

Chapelhall 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 Chapelhall and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Chapelhall and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Chapelhall?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to claimants, 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, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between ?21,505 and ?31,625 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Chapelhall

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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