A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to keep more personal injury compensation.

Whether you are based in Clackmannanshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Clackmannanshire, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:

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

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Clackmannanshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Clackmannanshire are quite common. Official statistics reveal fatal accidents, 14 serious accidents and 72 slight accidents in 2013 in Clackmannanshire (Total events were 86 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 84.

Our network of solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Clackmannanshire.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Clackmannanshire

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from warehouse assistants to civil engineers, to claim injury compensation.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury lawyers in Clackmannanshire

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when calculating a claim.

By relieving the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors correspond with doctors, insurance providers and the legal system ensuring Claimants affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and spinal cord damage.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken toes sustained on slippery pavements are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Main St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Clackmannanshire

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

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Clackmannanshire 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 Clackmannanshire and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Clackmannanshire and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet the 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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Have Quittance solicitors handled many Clackmannanshire claims?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Clackmannanshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from ?11,110 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Clackmannanshire

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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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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