A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Coatbridge or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

To win a Coatbridge personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer will discuss these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

What is my claim worth?

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Coatbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Coatbridge.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Coatbridge are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Coatbridge area in 2013 included car crashes on the A8 and A725 slip road and on the A725 and A89 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Coatbridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from factory workers to community education officers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work as a whole. They are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Main Street and on C Leven Road.

Medical negligence in Coatbridge

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want closure rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Coatbridge specialists for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitor firms have helped families claim compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from chronic pain to multiple fractures.

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Coatbridge 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 Coatbridge and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Coatbridge and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

Have you handled many claims in Coatbridge?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Advice for those searching for an injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide both practical advice and legal guidance.

What should be considered when checking Coatbridge solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?4,354 for a severe thumb dislocation can range from ?2,612 to ?3,701.

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Will I need to select a local Coatbridge lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially important as cases are managed remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

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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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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