A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Hamilton or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to 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.

Starting your claim sooner should enable your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Hamilton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Hamilton.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Hamilton are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 657. Incidents in Hamilton in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A72 and A724 crossroads and on the A723 and A724 roundabout.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Hamilton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from kitchen workers to fisheries officers, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: Work accident claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Hamilton

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

HSE statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having happened on Cadzow Street and on Almada St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by isocyanates.

See: Industrial disease claims

Hamilton serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation.

We work hard for maximum compensation for severe injuries, including claiming for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors correspond with medical experts, insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from amputation to chronic pain.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

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Hamilton 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 Hamilton and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hamilton, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Hamilton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Hamilton, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to pedestrian accidents.

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

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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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

What to consider when selecting the right solicitor

Finding a suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With some 29 offices within 25 miles of Hamilton (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make certain you select the ideal legal practice to act for you?

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?18,222 for work-related upper limb disorders could vary from ?10,933 to ?15,489.

Further reading : How much can you claim?

Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Read Hamilton solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Researching online reviews can be informative if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

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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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