A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Grangemouth or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Grangemouth, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Grangemouth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Grangemouth are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 296. Incidents in the Grangemouth region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A905 and A904 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A904 and A9 roundabout.

Our panel of best of breed lawyers are experienced in obtaining the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Grangemouth.

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Work accident claims in Grangemouth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from bricklayers to environmental managers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to benzene poisoning.

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Serious injury lawyers in Grangemouth

The long-term impact of serious injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out compensation. Quittance's network of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with the Courts and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need.

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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often the precursor to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken arms happening on pavement cracks are also common with pavement trips having occurred on York Lane and on Charlotte Dundas Court.

Clinical and medical negligence in Grangemouth

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.

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Grangemouth 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 Grangemouth and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Grangemouth, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Grangemouth?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate personal injury lawyer to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the best settlement or award.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Grangemouth, what is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate legal practice for your specific circumstances?

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 vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job, for example, ranges from ?25,575 to ?31,075 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Grangemouth solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which solicitor to go with.

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Do I need to select a local Grangemouth solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not relevant as injury cases can be managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.

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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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