A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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

If you are based in Irvine or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to win a Irvine personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Road traffic accident claims in Irvine

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of proficient road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Irvine.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Irvine are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 244. Accidents in the Irvine area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A78 and A71 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A737 and A78 roundabout.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Irvine

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from bricklayers to land-based engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are often connected to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by hand tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Thornhouse Avenue and on High Street.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from radiation exposure to hydrocarbon poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Irvine serious injury claims

The lasting impact of a serious injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating injury compensation. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of specialist law firms correspond with medical professionals, insurance providers and the Defendant's representatives to ensure Claimants affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Irvine

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Irvine No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Irvine and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Irvine, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their winning track record and their level of experience.

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 Quittance's track record of injury claims in Irvine?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Irvine, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor

In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 lung cancer, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?56,650 to ?78,650 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Irvine?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing injury solicitors in Irvine - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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