Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
Our nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the UK keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Gourock or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a free phone consultation with an Gourock injury lawyer.
Locating the right personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
Look into Gourock personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which solicitor to pick.
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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 wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £19,800 (based on 2015 market data).
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?".
Do I need to select a local Gourock solicitor ?
The location of a firm is not very critical as cases are typically run by phone and email.
However, you should choose a law firm that has a national network as Claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Legal cases we conduct in Gourock
Our panel of specialist lawyers help individuals receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.
We have handled claims for people, from soldiers to exploration geologists, to claim work accident compensation.
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their dependants.
A claim should ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitors have aided families claim damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include spinal cord damage and major surgical negligence.
Road traffic claims
Our network of accredited injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Gourock.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Gourock are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 150 accidents (138 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Inverclyde local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 186.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken ankles suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent street falls having happened on Tower Drive and on Angus Road.
Clinical and medical negligence in Gourock
Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is when there has been a failing by a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury lawyers acting for Inverclyde and Gourock have been instructed on claims filed against health services that include Larkfield Unit, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Larkfield Road, Greenock, PA16 0XN.
Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by flour.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Gourock
Lawyers handling Gourock injury claims mostly work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if they are not successful.
A 'success fee' can be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be deducted from the compensation settlement and will be usually 25%.
The No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay any of the solicitor's fees should you do not win your claim.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Quittance give jargon-free answers to help you decide whether to go ahead with an injury claim.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
Start a claim for compensation
You can start your claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to talk to an expert lawyer.
If you have something else to ask or would like more information about the process before making a decision, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.