A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the country to keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Faifley or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

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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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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Faifley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled no win no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Faifley.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Faifley are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135.

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Work accident claims in Faifley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from scaffolding erectors to exhibition organisers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other claims we handle

Slips and trips

Reported data indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Summerhill Rd and on Kilbowie Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Faifley serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. A successful claim will lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Faifley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Faifley, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Faifley?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Faifley, Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as easy and 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.

What to think about when finding the best personal injury lawyer

Identifying the best lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards securing the best compensation award for your injuries.

How do you make certain you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to work with?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between ?10,175 and ?19,800 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Check Faifley personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can be helpful when trying to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

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Will I have to choose a law firm 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.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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