A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Garelochhead or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Garelochhead personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

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

Information and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with an Garelochhead injury lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Garelochhead

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to food scientists, to get the compensation they deserve.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Garelochhead

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of best of breed no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for people hurt in a car accident in Garelochhead.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Garelochhead are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 304 accidents (242 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Argyll and Bute local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 255.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred on the Clachan.

Serious injury specialists in Garelochhead

Quittance recognise the difference compensation will make to people affected by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury puts on a claimant, compensation helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Garelochhead

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Garelochhead 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 Garelochhead and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Garelochhead, from short-term injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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 is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Garelochhead?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Garelochhead, Bute and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Bute seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including cycling accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the right personal injury solicitor

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for chronic asthma, for example, ranges from ?21,230 to ?34,760 (based on 2015 market data).

Look into Garelochhead personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer 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.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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