A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of lawyers help claimants throughout the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in East Dunbartonshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation Calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in East Dunbartonshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in East Dunbartonshire.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in East Dunbartonshire are relatively common. Government statistics reveal a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 123.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in East Dunbartonshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from members of the Royal Navy to economists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in East Dunbartonshire

Medical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want closure rather than starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

East Dunbartonshire serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers have helped people claim compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include asbestosis and cerebral palsy.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to emphysema.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE figures underline the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on potholes are also quite common with trips having occurred on Main St and on Antermony Rd.

East Dunbartonshire 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 East Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in East Dunbartonshire and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated 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 experience do your solicitors have of claims in East Dunbartonshire?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in East Dunbartonshire, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the right injury lawyer

Finding the best solicitor for your case is the most important step towards receiving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 31 offices within 25 miles of East Dunbartonshire (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you make sure you select the best firm to help you?

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.

Read East Dunbartonshire solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

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The difference in the level of personal injury fees between different firms is huge.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?8,648 for a fractured index finger can vary from ?5,189 to ?7,351.

Further reading Compare solicitors

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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