A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the country to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Dunipace or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 5, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your solicitor will explain how each of the points relates to your injury claim.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Dunipace

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Dunipace are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 296.

Our group of accredited solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Dunipace.

For more information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Dunipace

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from electricians to counsellors, to seek financial compensation.

For more information: Accident at work claim

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Dunipace

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Dunipace specialists for serious injury claims

The lasting impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation. We work to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have aided Claimants recover damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error, radiation exposure and back injuries.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically related to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Duke St and on Denny Rd.

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

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

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Dunipace, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Dunipace?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Dunipace, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With 32 offices within a 25 radius of Dunipace - what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal one to represent you?

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?23,416 for loss of smell can vary from ?14,049 to ?19,903.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Read Dunipace personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer to instruct.

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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Dunipace?

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

In general, 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 medical network.

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

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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