Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Claims 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.
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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Claims our panel of lawyers handles in Dreghorn
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Dreghorn. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Quittances 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.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from mesolthelioma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for people, from electricians to diplomatic services, to claim work accident compensation.
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.
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.
Clinical negligence in Dreghorn
Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for North Ayrshire and Dreghorn have worked on compensation claims brought against healthcare providers that include Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of compensation claims in Dreghorn
If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the solicitor means the legal fees are not payable. Should your injury claim be won, your legal fees must be settled by the Defendant.
Are there any additional fees that need to be paid?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you have absolutely no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance give clear information helping you determine whether to start the claim.
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Ready to begin your personal injury claim?
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's contact form.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Need more information? You can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.