A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales retain more compensation.

Whether you live in Crosshouse or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 5, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to win a Crosshouse personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

A brief, no-obligation consultation with a Crosshouse-specialist solicitor can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Crosshouse

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted injured Claimants, from nurses to court reporters, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Road traffic accident claims in Crosshouse

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Crosshouse are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 224. Accidents in Crosshouse in 2013 included crashes on the A71 and B7064 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A759 and B7064 junction.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable lawyers are experienced in securing the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Crosshouse.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Crosshouse

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers as opposed to financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by flour.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries recorded in another category like being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on spillages are also quite common with falls having occurred on Main Street and on Kilmarnock Rd.

Crosshouse specialists for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the critical difference an injury claim makes to the lives of people impacted by serious injury.

By reducing the stress a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, a claim allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped people recover damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from amputation to paralysis.

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Crosshouse 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 Crosshouse and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Crosshouse and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS 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 claims in Crosshouse?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert solicitors that assists people in Crosshouse, Ayrshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to road accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

In most cases a compensation claim can take several months to complete. In the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

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?".

Check Crosshouse solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which solicitor to go with.

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Do I need to go with a local Crosshouse solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a company that has a national network as you will usually need 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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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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