A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help injury claimants throughout the UK to keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Dreghorn or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much compensation can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Dreghorn

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of trained lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Dreghorn.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dreghorn are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

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Work accident claims in Dreghorn

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from electricians to diplomatic services, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury solicitors serving Dreghorn

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their family. By reducing the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips and trips

Official data underscore the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like strained muscles suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on South Vennel and on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Dreghorn

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from mesothelioma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Dreghorn 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 Dreghorn and across the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Dreghorn, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Dreghorn?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Dreghorn, Ayrshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to accidents on building sites.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is 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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Help for potential claimants seeking a personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Dreghorn?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?12,650 to ?25,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Dreghorn solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive if you are weighing up which lawyer to go with.

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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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