A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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

No matter whether you live in Johnstone or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert Johnstone solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Johnstone

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to land surveyors, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Johnstone

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Johnstone are relatively commonplace with a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 317. Accidents in the Johnstone region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A737 and A761 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B789 and A737 crossroads.

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Johnstone.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Johnstone

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury lawyers serving Johnstone

The lasting impact of a serious injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out what a claim is worth. By limiting the pressure severe injury places on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim helps claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Our network of lawyers engage with the Courts, insurance providers and doctors, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents get the support they need.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures underline the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries filed under a different category for instance being struck by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with trips having happened on Walkinshaw Street and on Sycamore Avenue.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Johnstone 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 Johnstone and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Johnstone and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Johnstone?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Johnstone, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing a suitable legal representation for your legal case is a critical step towards negotiating the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

what is the best way to ensure you choose the best firm to act for you?

Johnstone personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are contemplating which solicitor to select.

See Quittance 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.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious shoulder injuries could vary between ?10,340 and ?15,510 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will I need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not so critical as injury cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical exam.

Further reading : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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