A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of solicitors help injured claimants throughout the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in East Ayrshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to win a East Ayrshire personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer can take you through these points and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in East Ayrshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in East Ayrshire.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in East Ayrshire are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 224. Accidents in the East Ayrshire area in 2013 included collisions on the A77 and A735 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in East Ayrshire

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from soldiers to dance movement therapists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other claims we handle

East Ayrshire serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury.

The Quittance team work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include head injuries, chemical burns and amputation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work as a whole. They are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by material under pressure or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Lugar St and on Logan Avenue.

Medical negligence in East Ayrshire

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. 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 a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to latex allergy.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

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East Ayrshire 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 East Ayrshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in East Ayrshire, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of claims in East Ayrshire?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in East Ayrshire, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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 to choose the best solicitor for you

Instructing the most appropriate legal representation to act for you is a key step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.

How do you ensure you select the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between firms is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?27,073 for complicated leg fractures might vary from ?16,244 to ?23,012.

More information How to compare personal injury solicitors

East Ayrshire solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to pick.

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Will you need to instruct a local East Ayrshire legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near East Ayrshire as you will need to go to a medical exam.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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