A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Hardgate or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within three years in most cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation 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 the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hardgate

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from office workers to health visitors, to claim maximum compensation.

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Hardgate

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents in Hardgate in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A82 and A8014 roundabout and on the one way street of the A82 and A810 slip road.

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Hardgate.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slips and trips

Reported statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with trips having happened on Kilbowie Rd and on Dunn St.

Hardgate solicitors for serious injury claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided claimants claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include brain tumours, chemical poisoning and deep vein thrombosis.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from occupational asthma to MEK poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Hardgate

Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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

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

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hardgate, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is your track record of claims in Hardgate?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Hardgate, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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

Instructing the most suitable personal injury solicitor for your legal matter is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With 31 offices within 25 miles of Hardgate, what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal company for your needs?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Hardgate - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?50,481 for emphysema could conceivably vary from ?30,288 to ?42,908.

See How much compensation can you claim?

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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