A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the UK retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Dollar or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Dollar, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Making your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Dollar

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted injured claimants, from forklift drivers to dance movement therapists, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Dollar

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Dollar are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 86 accidents (72 slight accidents, 14 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Clackmannanshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 84.

Our panel of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Dollar.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Dollar

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

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Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Station Rd and on High St.

Serious injury solicitors acting in Dollar

Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured claimants. Quittance fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include asbestosis, deep vein thrombosis and concussion.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Dollar No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Dollar and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Dollar, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury 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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Dollar?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Dollar, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Clackmannanshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding a suitable legal team for your case is your most important step towards getting the highest compensation award for your accident.

With 47 offices within 25 miles of Dollar (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database), how do you make certain you select the best solicitors' practice to instruct?

Check Dollar solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Reading reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

Read : Personal injury solicitor 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 very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems, for example, ranges from ?44,330 to ?68,365 (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?".

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, 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 network of medical professionals.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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