A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injury claimants throughout England and Wales retain more compensation.

Whether you live in Inverclyde or anywhere in the UK, we can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must 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.

Your lawyer can take you through each of these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Inverclyde

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from electricians to illustrators, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Road traffic accident claims in Inverclyde

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of proficient no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in negotiating the highest compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Inverclyde.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Inverclyde are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 186.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Inverclyde experts for serious injury compensation claims

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

By relieving the stress a major injury puts on an injured claimant, a claim allows them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years aided claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from paralysis to mesothelioma.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. They are frequently connected to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Brisbane St and on Bow Road.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Clinical negligence in Inverclyde

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient 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 medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Inverclyde 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 Inverclyde and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Inverclyde, from fast track cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Inverclyde?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim 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.

Help for those looking for an injury lawyer

It can take months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

The variation in the level of fees between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded ?81,009 for deafness could conceivably vary from ?48,605 to ?68,857.

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What should you consider when checking Inverclyde solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

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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