Updated: Thursday, 1st September 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Dumbarton or anywhere in the country, Quittance can can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within three years.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.
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The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Reading reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to choose and which considerations are most important to you.
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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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 moderate complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £22,660 to £42,460 (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?".
Injury compensation claims our network of lawyers conducts in Dumbarton
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness across Dumbarton. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by grain.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on High St and on Alclutha Avenue.
We have assisted people, from factory workers to customs and excise officers, to claim work accident compensation.
Medical negligence in Dumbarton
Clinical negligence (previously known as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a GP or any other healthcare provider, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Dumbarton have assisted with medical negligence legal action brought against health services that include Dumbarton Joint Hospital/Riverview Resource Centre, Cardross Road, Dumbarton, G82 5JA.
Dumbarton lawyers for serious injury claims
Quittance recognise the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Our network of solicitors fight hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitors communicate with doctors and health professionals and insurance companies to ensure families impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Road accidents in Dumbarton
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Dumbarton are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 135.
Our panel of qualified road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in getting the best damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Dumbarton.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Dumbarton
No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, preserve injured Claimants from an obligation to pay legal fees if they do not win their case.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors serving Dumbarton working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is taken out of your compensation award.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not pay any of your solicitor's fees if you do not win your claim.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. answers help you make the right decision for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
How to get a injury claim underway
You can begin a compensation claim here or call 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a specialist lawyer.
If you would like additional information about the compensation process first, request a callback at a time that suits you or contact on 0800 612 7456.