A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales to retain more compensation.

Whether you live in Greenhill or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 9, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

For most claims, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A brief, no-obligation call with an Greenhill injury lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Greenhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Greenhill.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Greenhill are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 296.

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Work accident claims in Greenhill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from catering assistants to estate agents, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically connected to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Abbey Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

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Greenhill solicitors for serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the difference an injury claim will make to seriously injured Claimants.

Compensation will lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Our panel of solicitors have aided Claimants claim damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include degloving injuries, serious psychiatric harm and bowel cancer.

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Clinical negligence in Greenhill

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial compensation. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

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Greenhill 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 Greenhill and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Greenhill, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured 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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Greenhill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Greenhill, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

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.

How to find the best lawyer for you

Choosing the most suitable solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

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

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Greenhill personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?49,270 for leg fractures can vary from ?29,562 to ?41,879.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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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