A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Hurlford or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

To win a Hurlford personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a Hurlford-specialist lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hurlford

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from carpenters to food technologists, to claim injury compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Hurlford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Hurlford.

Incidents in the Hurlford region in 2013 included car crashes on the A735 and A77 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Hurlford

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised backs sustained on spillages are also common with pavement trips having happened on Mauchline Rd and on Central Avenue.

Serious injury solicitors serving Hurlford

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on a claimant.

Our panel of expert lawyers fight for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Hurlford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Hurlford and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hurlford and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Hurlford?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Hurlford, Ayrshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and public place accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to select the best personal injury lawyer

Choosing a suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is a crucial step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With some 30 offices within a 25 radius of Hurlford (according to the SRA website) - how can you make certain you choose the ideal legal practice to handle your case?

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 serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?10,175 to ?13,530 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Hurlford solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Read more : Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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