A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national network of lawyers help claimants across the UK to retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Glasgow or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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

The solicitor will look at how your injury claim relates to the points.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Glasgow

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed or employed injured claimants, from electricians to electrical engineers, to claim maximum compensation.

See: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Glasgow

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Glasgow.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Glasgow are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1330 accidents (1177 slight accidents, 149 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Glasgow City council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,565. Accidents in the Glasgow area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A804 and A814 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A814 and M8 crossroads.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Glasgow

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by flour.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Recorded figures reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a moving object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on potholes are also quite common with recent street falls having happened in the local area.

Glasgow specialists for serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury.

Compensation should ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery.

See: Serious injury compensation

Glasgow No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Glasgow and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Glasgow, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is your track record of injury claims in Glasgow?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Glasgow and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Glasgow seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What to consider when picking the best solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

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

Solicitor reviews in Glasgow - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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 severe leg injuries, for example, ranges from ?77,825 to ?110,000 (based on 2015 market data).

Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?

Going for a local law firm is less important as injury cases can be handled remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

More on : Do Quittance 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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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