A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of solicitors help clients across the UK keep more of their personal injury settlement.

If you live in Clackmannan or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Clackmannan or work-related illness, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Clackmannan

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from office workers to commissioning engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Road traffic accident claims in Clackmannan

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Clackmannan.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Clackmannan are reasonably common. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 14 serious accidents and 72 slight accidents in 2013 in Clackmannanshire (Total events were 86 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 84.

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Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Official figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Main St and on Drysdale Street.

Clinical and medical negligence in Clackmannan

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.

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Clackmannan lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.

By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim helps them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers have helped people claim compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include brain injuries and major surgical negligence.

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Clackmannan 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 Clackmannan and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Clackmannan and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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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 claims in Clackmannan?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Clackmannanshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Finding the best solicitor for your claim

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Look into Clackmannan solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are weighing up which lawyer to work with.

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Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?53,075 to ?105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, 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 should be carried out locally 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 medical network.

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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