A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Glenboig or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

Claims must be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Your lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Compensation calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional solicitors are experienced in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Glenboig.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Glenboig are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Glenboig

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from office workers to environmental education officers, to claim for their work related injuries.

See: Work accident claims

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Glenboig

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial damages. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to irritant contact dermatitis.

See: Industrial disease claims

Glenboig lawyers for serious injury claims

The Quittance team understand the change compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors work with the other side's legal representatives, doctors and insurance companies, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, cerebral palsy and asbestos-related disease.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by machinery, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken wrists sustained on pavement cracks are also common with recent incidents having occurred on Main St and on C Leven Road.

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Glenboig 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 Glenboig and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Glenboig and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Glenboig?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists claimants in Glenboig, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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.

Choosing the right injury lawyer

Instructing a suitable PI lawyer to help you is an important step towards securing the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With 30 offices within a 25 radius of Glenboig (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal firm to represent you?

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.

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

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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

Comparing injury solicitors in Glenboig - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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