A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury Claimants across the country keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Fallin or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim has three key elements. It must be shown 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

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Fallin

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Fallin.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Fallin are quite common with 4 fatal accidents, 66 serious accidents and 232 slight accidents in 2013 in Stirling (Total events were 302 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Fallin

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from plasterers to exhibition display designers, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: Accident at work claim

Other types of claim

Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight to achieve compensation for severe injuries, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist law firms correspond with medical practitioners, the Courts and insurers ensuring Claimants affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from deep vein thrombosis to lung disease.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent trips having happened on Glasgow Rd and on Cultenhove Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Fallin

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. To raise a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

See: Medical negligence claim

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Fallin and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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 winning claims in Fallin?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Fallin, Stirlingshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to ladder accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

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.

How to find the best lawyer

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

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 should be carried out locally 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The variation in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of ?6,079 for a minor head injury could conceivably vary from ?3,647 to ?5,167.

More information How much can you claim?

Comparing injury solicitors in Fallin - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

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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