A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injury claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Eaglesham or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, free call with an Eaglesham injury lawyer can give information and useful advice.

Compensation calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Eaglesham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from building site contractors to counsellors, to claim injury compensation.

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Eaglesham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eaglesham are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 110.

Our panel of injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Eaglesham.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Eaglesham

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with street falls having occurred recently.

Eaglesham serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on an individual. Our network of solicitors fight for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers have aided people collect compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include chemical burns and serious psychiatric harm.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to acute silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Eaglesham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Eaglesham and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Eaglesham and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 injury claims in Eaglesham?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Identifying the best legal team for your legal case is a key step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to help you?

Look into Eaglesham personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Eaglesham claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

The diversity in fees charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?15,661 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain can range from ?9,396 to ?13,311.

Read more at : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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