A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the UK retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Gartcosh or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with a Gartcosh-specialist solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Gartcosh

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified no win no fee lawyers have vast experience in fighting for maximum settlements for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Gartcosh.

Accidents involving vehicles in Gartcosh are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Gartcosh

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from members of the army to exhibition organisers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to emphysema.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

We understand the difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers for many years have aided people impacted by severe accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken arms occurring on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Main St and on Cumbernauld Rd.

Medical negligence in Gartcosh

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure or answers rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Gartcosh 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 Gartcosh and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Gartcosh and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation 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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Gartcosh?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Gartcosh, Lanarkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Picking the best personal injury solicitor

Instructing the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation for your injuries.

what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal legal practice to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Gartcosh?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

Gartcosh personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Reading reviews can be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to work with.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?42,130 to ?56,375 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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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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