A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Duntocher or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Duntocher

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from kitchen workers to diplomatic services, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Duntocher

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Duntocher.

Incidents in the Duntocher region in 2013 included car crashes on the A82 and A8014 roundabout and on the one way street of the A82 and A810 slip road.

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Other injury claims

Duntocher serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people impacted by severe injury.

Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms work with medical experts and the defendant's representatives ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Summerhill Rd and on Kilbowie Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Duntocher

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Duntocher, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Duntocher?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Help for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Reviews for solicitors in Duntocher

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?67,657 for lung cancer can range from ?40,594 to ?57,508.

More information : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need to choose a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not very important as cases are usually run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as claimants will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre in or near Duntocher?

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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