A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of personal injury solicitors help claimants across the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Girvan or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

A no-obligation phone call with a specialist lawyer can provide answers and advice.

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How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Girvan

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum awards for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Girvan.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Girvan are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 245.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Girvan

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to fisheries officers, to claim maximum compensation.

Further information: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are frequently the cause of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained arms happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Dalrymple Street and on Chalmers Arcade.

Clinical negligence in Girvan

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Girvan experts for serious injury claims

The lasting effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining compensation. By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms engage with the Courts, doctors and health professionals and insurance companies to ensure families impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include asbestosis and brain injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Girvan 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 Girvan and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Girvan, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many Girvan claims?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Girvan, Ayrshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and accidents at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to select the right personal injury lawyer

Identifying a suitable lawyer to assist you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

How do you make certain you select the most appropriate firm to handle your case?

Read Girvan solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor to pick.

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The difference in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?40,029 for serious arm injuries could conceivably vary from ?24,017 to ?34,024.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not particularly critical as cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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