A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to keep more damages.

No matter whether you live in Clarkston or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

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

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Clarkston

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Clarkston are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 110.

Our network of professional no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Clarkston.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Clarkston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from electricians to clothing and textile technologists, to claim injury compensation.

For more information: Accident at work claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Clarkston

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Clarkston serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, an injury claim enables claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with recent street trips having happened on Fenwick Rd and on Busby Rd.

Clarkston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Clarkston and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Clarkston, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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

What is your track record of handling claims in Clarkston?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Clarkston, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Finding the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is the most important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make certain you choose the most appropriate law firm to represent you?

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is important for claimants.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?10,459 for a fractured forearm could vary from ?6,275 to ?8,890.

Further reading : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Clarkston solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers can vary.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which lawyer to instruct.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Clarkston claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

In most cases, 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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