A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of personal injury solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Drongan or anywhere in the UK, we can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

For most claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. 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

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Drongan

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from lathe operators to economists, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Drongan

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Drongan are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 224.

Our network of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing optimum settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Drongan.

Read more about No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Drongan serious injury claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their family.

By relieving the financial pressure serious injury places on an injured person, compensation enables them to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include chemical burns, concussion and birth negligence.

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Clinical negligence in Drongan

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical 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 only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from mesothelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised backs happening on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Main St and on High Main St.

Drongan No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Drongan and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Drongan, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Drongan?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that assists people injured in Drongan, Ayrshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

What should you consider when comparing Drongan solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Will I need a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually need to go to an independent medical examination.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Drongan?

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 ankle injuries causing some permanent problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?21,505 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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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