A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to retain more compensation.

No matter whether you live in Cleland or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

For most claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated 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.

The solicitor can take you through each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Cleland

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cleland.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cleland are common. 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. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Cleland

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from catering assistants to civil service administrators, to seek financial compensation.

Further information: Work accident claims

Other claims

Cleland serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical change injury compensation makes to severely injured claimants. By limiting the stress serious injury places on an injured claimant, compensation allows claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have helped claimants recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and chronic pain.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

HSE figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a falling object or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like strained muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Main Street and on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Cleland

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Cleland 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 Cleland and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Cleland and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 Cleland?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Cleland, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.


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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What factors to check when picking the best personal injury lawyer

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Do you need a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Cleland

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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 a fractured femur, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?7,370 to ?11,385 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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