A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of solicitors help personal injury claimants throughout the UK to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Crookedholm or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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.

Beginning your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Crookedholm

Cars involved in a road accident

Incidents in the Crookedholm area in 2013 included car crashes on the A735 and A77 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving the highest compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Crookedholm.

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Work accident claims in Crookedholm

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from farm workers to database administrators, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics indicate that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in 2014/15. They are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like bruised legs happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Mauchline Rd and on Macphail Drive.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.

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Serious injury lawyers acting in Crookedholm

The long-term effect of serious injury will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining injury compensation. By limiting the stress serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, compensation allows claimants to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Crookedholm

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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Crookedholm No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Crookedholm and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Crookedholm, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors 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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Crookedholm?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Crookedholm, Ayrshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

Instructing a suitable solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

With approximately 30 offices within a 25 radius of Crookedholm - how do you make certain you choose the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Do you need a local Crookedholm legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially important as injury cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

The difference in the level of success fees charged by lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?50,474 for emphysema could conceivably vary from ?30,284 to ?42,902.

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Check Crookedholm personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to go with.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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