A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Coylton or anywhere in the UK, we can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Coylton or slip or trip, proving a claim involves three components. It must 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Coylton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum awards for Claimants injured in a car accident in Coylton.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Coylton are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 245.

Further information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Coylton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from nurses to civil engineers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Accident at work compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Coylton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation. You can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Coylton solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to severely injured Claimants. By limiting the stress a serious injury puts on an injured Claimant, an injury claim enables individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work. They are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by moving machinery, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on potholes are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

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Coylton 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 Coylton and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Coylton, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Coylton?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Coylton, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to factory accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How to pick the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Usually a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. 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 the claims process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

Coylton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are considering which solicitor to pick.

Read more : Reviews

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 severe thumb dislocation, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?3,190 to ?5,500 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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