A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Cowie or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your lawyer should consider how each of the points relates to your case.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety 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 Cowie

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of accredited personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Cowie.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cowie are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 302 accidents (232 slight accidents, 66 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stirling council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224. Incidents in the Cowie area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A9 and A91 roundabout and on the B9124 and A91 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Cowie

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed people, from nurses to computer sales supports, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

We understand the vital change a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have helped families recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to head injuries.

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Slips, trips and falls

Recorded data show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are frequently the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on Main St and on Kersemill.

Medical negligence in Cowie

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

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Cowie 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 Cowie and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cowie and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Cowie?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cowie, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and accidents on public transport.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 to find the best personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

In most cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement. In the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Cowie personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be informative when trying to decide which solicitor to pick.

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Will I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not important as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?11,863 for serious thumb injuries can range from ?7,118 to ?10,083.

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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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