A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants across the country to keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Dunblane or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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 can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Dunblane

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from metal workers to corporate bankers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Dunblane

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Dunblane.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dunblane are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 302 accidents (232 slight accidents, 66 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stirling local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 224. Incidents in the Dunblane region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the B8033 and A820 roundabout and on the B8033 and B8064 roundabout.

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related illness to latex allergy.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with trips having happened on Stirling Rd and on Front Street.

Dunblane experts for serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. We work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes damages for medical treatment and care costs.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Dunblane

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure rather than injury compensation. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

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Dunblane 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 Dunblane and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Dunblane and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Dunblane?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people in Dunblane, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and pedestrian accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What points to think about when locating the right personal injury lawyer

In most cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Do I need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not critical as cases are, as a matter of course, managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

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Dunblane personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be instructive if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

Read more - Personal injury solicitors reviews

The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?6,077 for a minor head injury can vary from ?3,646 to ?5,165.

Further reading How much can you claim?

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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