A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help injury claimants across the UK keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Cumbernauld or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable the solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cumbernauld

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from nurses to courier/tour guides, to claim compensation from their employer.

Further information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Cumbernauld

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cumbernauld are quite common. Government statistics reveal 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 the total had decreased to 633. Incidents in the Cumbernauld area in 2013 included collisions on the A73 and M80 roundabout and on the B8039 and A8011 slip road.

Our panel of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cumbernauld.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other types of claim

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the difference injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Damages will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include lead poisoning, birth negligence and head injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Cumbernauld

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a moving object, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained ankles suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with street falls having happened on Main St and on Afton Road.

Cumbernauld 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 Cumbernauld and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Cumbernauld, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

What is your track record of claims in Cumbernauld?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim

Finding the most suitable PI solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards securing the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With 31 offices within 25 miles of Cumbernauld (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how do you make certain you instruct the best law firm to represent you?

Do you need to select a local Cumbernauld injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are typically run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will have to go to an independent medical examination.

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?25,944 for serious foot injuries could conceivably vary from ?15,566 to ?22,052.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Look into Cumbernauld personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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