A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the country to keep more injury compensation.

If you are based in Darvel or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury A claim must usually be made within three years.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Darvel or slip or trip, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The solicitor can take you through each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Darvel

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Darvel are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 224.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Darvel.

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Work accident claims in Darvel

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from lathe operators to dance movement therapists, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Darvel

When someone is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. 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 answers instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Darvel lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their family.

Our network of solicitors work for compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from chronic pain to serious pharmaceutical error.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by grain.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work. They are sometimes related to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being struck by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on East Main St and on Brown St.

Darvel 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 Darvel and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Darvel, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

Have you handled many claims in Darvel?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Darvel, Ayrshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Identifying a suitable solicitor for your legal case is a key step towards securing the highest compensation award for your accident.

With approximately 30 offices within 25 miles of Darvel, what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal law firm to help you?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?3,366 for a wrist fracture could conceivably vary from ?2,020 to ?2,861.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Darvel personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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