A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help injury Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more damages.

Whether you are based in Greenock or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Greenock, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Road traffic accident claims in Greenock

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Greenock are relatively frequent. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 186. Accidents in Greenock in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A8 and B788 junction and on the single carriageway of the B789 and M8 junction.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Greenock.

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Work accident claims in Greenock

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from gardeners to electrical engineers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Officially reported data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also common with recent street trips having happened on Brisbane St and on Bow Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Greenock

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from mesothelioma to emphysema.

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Greenock solicitors for serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the critical difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured Claimants.

We work for the maximum compensation for major injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Our panel of law firms have helped families affected by major accidents.

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Greenock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Greenock and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Greenock and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

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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 handling claims in Greenock?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Greenock, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a compensation claim can take several months to complete and for severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Look into Greenock solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

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Do you need to go with a local Greenock legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a company that provides national medical coverage as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

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You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?21,505 to ?31,625 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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