Updated: Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Gretna or anywhere else in the UK, wecan will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
In order to win a Gretna personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Your lawyer will consider how each of these points relates to your claim.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Finding the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.
With 32 offices within 25 miles of Gretna (according to the SRA website), how do you ensure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to advise you?
Comparing injury solicitors in Gretna - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious shoulder injuries could vary between £10,340 and £15,510 (based on 2015 market research).
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 a local Gretna solicitor ?
The location of the firm is not so critical as cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will be expected to attend a medical examination.
Read about : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
Injury compensation claims we conduct in Gretna and Dumfries and Galloway
Our network of injury lawyers assist Claimants get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive figures show that slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips having happened in the local area.
Clinical and medical negligence in Gretna
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is where an injury results from a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. An example could be an orthopaedic injury claim. Our expert panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Dumfries and Galloway and Gretna have helped with clinical negligence cases made against health services including Treastaigh, Stapleton Road, Annan, DG12 6JP.
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving vehicles in Gretna are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 395.
Our panel of qualified litigators are experienced in in securing the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Gretna.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people, from hotel workers to facilities managers, to seek financial compensation.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Gretna experts for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, injury compensation helps Claimants to focus on their recovery.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Gretna
When your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means that the lawyer's fees will not be charged. In the event that you succeed in the compensation claim, the legal fees will be paid by the losing party.
Do I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information. The right information can help you make the right choice for your future.
Find additional information without picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Start a claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to get a claim for compensation underway. Alternatively, you can start your claim online here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists can help. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.