A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout the UK to retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Forth or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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 enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Forth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Forth are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 657.

Our network of no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Forth.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Forth

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from carpenters to energy conservation officers, to claim compensation from their employer.

For more information: Accident at work claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Forth serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants. We work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors correspond with the legal system and medical experts, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Forth

Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for answers instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Forth 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 Forth and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Forth, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their winning track record.

To 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 experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Forth?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Forth, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I need to select a local Forth solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less important as injury cases are typically managed by phone and email.

However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Check Forth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Online reviews can be informative if you are trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

The diversity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?25,728 for a serious wrist injury might vary from ?15,437 to ?21,868.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

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.

Read more
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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