A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help personal injury claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Dalry or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims must be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim has three key elements. It must be shown 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.

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Dalry solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Dalry

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Dalry are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

Our panel of trained no win no fee legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Dalry.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Dalry

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to credit analysts, to claim compensation.

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being struck by moving machinery, a fall from height or a toxic substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Main St.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestosis to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital difference an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury.

Compensation will ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Dalry

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Dalry 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 Dalry and across the UK.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Dalry, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Dalry?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Dalry, Ayrshire and across the country, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Identifying the best lawyer for your legal matter is a key step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some 31 offices within a 25 radius of Dalry (according to the SRA website), what is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate firm to instruct?

The diversity in the level of success fees between different solicitors is quite significant

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?37,989 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could vary from ?22,793 to ?32,290.

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Will you need a local Dalry injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not relevant as cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Dalry?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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