A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Chryston or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In order to win a Chryston personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a short, free call with an expert Chryston solicitor can give answers and advice.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chryston

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Chryston are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

Quittance's network of accredited no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Chryston.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Chryston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from metal workers to community workers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on Glenmanor Avenue and on Cumbernauld Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Chryston

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Serious injury experts in Chryston

We recognise the difference compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team fight for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for medical and care costs.

Our panel of law firms have helped people receive damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy and lead poisoning.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Chryston 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 Chryston and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Chryston and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Chryston?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Chryston, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many of the issues of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

What should you look for when checking Chryston solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The diversity in personal injury success fees between solicitors is quite significant

As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?12,054 for mild asthma could conceivably vary from ?7,232 to ?10,246.

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Do you need to instruct a local Chryston legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm with medical facilities near Chryston as claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

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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