A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Inverkip or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Inverkip or road accident, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Inverkip

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from carpenters to investment bankers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

For more information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Inverkip

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Inverkip are quite common. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 186.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the best compensation for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Inverkip.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Inverkip

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to benzene poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like sprained arms occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with falls having occurred on Bow Road and on Angus Road.

Inverkip serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the difference an injury claim makes to the lives of people affected by serious injury. A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Inverkip 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 Inverkip and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Inverkip, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected for their professionalism and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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 claims in Inverkip?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Inverkip, Renfrewshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to accidents on public transport.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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.

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

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Check Inverkip solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to sign up with.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, 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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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