A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Denny or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

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

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. 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

A brief, no-obligation call with an expert Denny solicitor will give information and useful advice.

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Denny

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Denny are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 296.

Our network of knowledgeable no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving optimum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Denny.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Denny

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from nurses to dance movement therapists, to claim maximum compensation.

For more information: Accident at work claim

Other claims

Denny serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured claimant.

By relieving the stress severe injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables individuals to focus on their rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitor firms engage with the other side's legal representatives, insurance companies and medical professionals to make sure people affected by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work. They are frequently related to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken toes suffered on tripping on a street are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Duke St and on Denny Rd.

Clinical negligence in Denny

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Denny 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 Denny and across the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Denny, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience do you have of claims in Denny?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Denny, Stirlingshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to act for you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With approximately 32 offices within 25 miles of Denny (according to the SRA database) - how can you ensure you choose the best firm to help you?

Will I need to choose a local Denny injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not very relevant as injury cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as you will be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Read Denny personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers can differ considerably.

Reviews can certainly be instructive if you are contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

See : Reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for chest injuries, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?14,520 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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