A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Clydebank or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In order to win a Clydebank personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Your solicitor should look at how the points will relate to your case.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Clydebank

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from metal workers to company secretaries, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Clydebank

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Clydebank are relatively frequent with a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135. Accidents in the Clydebank region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A82 and A8014 roundabout.

Our group of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Clydebank.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured person and their family.

By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on a Claimant, a successful claim enables individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have helped families receive compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include brain tumours and lead poisoning.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slips and trips

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by tools in use or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also common with trips having occurred on Sylvania Way and on Dunn St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Clydebank

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Clydebank No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Clydebank and throughout the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Clydebank, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Clydebank?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to accidents at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award.

With some 31 offices within 25 miles of Clydebank (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to help you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing Clydebank personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will you need a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

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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