A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of solicitors help injured claimants throughout England and Wales keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in East Renfrewshire or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In most cases, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in East Renfrewshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in East Renfrewshire are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 110. Accidents in East Renfrewshire in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A761 and A726 junction and on the single carriageway of the A726 and B7060 junction.

Our panel of expert litigators are experienced in fighting for maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in East Renfrewshire.

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Work accident claims in East Renfrewshire

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from office workers to database administrators, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data reveal that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent slips having occurred on Mearns Rd and on Harvie Avenue.

Clinical negligence in East Renfrewshire

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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East Renfrewshire serious injury compensation claims

We understand the difference an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

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

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

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in East Renfrewshire, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in East Renfrewshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both practical advice and legal guidance.

Read East Renfrewshire solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to choose.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will you need to instruct a local East Renfrewshire injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so important as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm with a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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