Updated: Monday, 5th September 2016
Our national network of solicitors help Claimants across the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Houston or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
For most claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Answers and both practical and legal advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with a Houston-specialist solicitor.
How to select the best lawyer for your compensation claim
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Houston?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Houston - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The diversity in the amount of fees between lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is considerable.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £27,080 for complicated leg fractures might vary from £16,248 to £23,018.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
Injury compensation claims our panel of lawyers handles
Quittance's network of lawyers have guided clients throughout Houston whose accidents ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant impact on an affected individual and their dependants.
We fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs.
Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided families impacted by major accidents. Injury and illness considered to be serious include head injuries, mesothelioma and birth negligence.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our panel of skilled no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Houston.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Houston are relatively frequent. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 317.
Slip and trip injuries
Government data indicate that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like facial scarring experienced on tripping on a street are also common with recent pothole trips having happened on North St.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to farmers lung.
Clinical negligence in Houston
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional, private or NHS. A common example might be a cosmetic surgery claim. Our select panel of solicitors acting for Houston have helped people with negligence legal action made against infirmaries and hospitals including Royal Alexandra Hospital, Corsebar Road, Paisley, PA2 9PN.
We have handled claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to government research officers, to secure financial compensation awards.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle compensation claims in Houston
If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees. Should your claim be won, the fees for your lawyer are covered by the other party.
A success fee can be charged by Houston lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be usually 25% and is paid out of the compensation award.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you can. The right information will help you to make the best choice for your future.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQs.
Ready to start a compensation claim?
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to commence the compensation claim, or you can begin your claim online here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists help injured people every day. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.