A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured Claimants across the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you are based in Galston or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The solicitor will explain how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Galston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from building site contractors to exhibition organisers, to claim maximum compensation.

See: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Galston

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Galston are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 224. Incidents in Galston in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A719 and A71 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A71 and B7037 junction.

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Galston.

See: Road accident claims

Other injury claims

Serious injury

We understand the difference injury compensation makes to severely injured Claimants.

Compensation will lessen the financial load on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work. These types of accident are typically related to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Cross St.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Medical negligence in Galston

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. To raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Galston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Galston and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Galston, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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 Galston?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Galston, Ayrshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Are Galston Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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 medical network.

Galston personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which solicitor to instruct.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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

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 mesothelioma could vary between ?56,650 and ?101,750 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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