A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Kilbarchan or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Kilbarchan or work-related illness, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown 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 solicitor can take you through these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Kilbarchan

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to immigration officers, to claim injury compensation.

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kilbarchan

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of certified injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Kilbarchan.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kilbarchan are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilbarchan

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want closure instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by grain.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident in the workplace. They are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Tandlehill Rd and on Highcraig Avenue.

Kilbarchan serious injury claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an affected individual and their family. A claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Our network of expert solicitor firms work with insurers, the defendant's representatives and medical practitioners, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious include neck injuries and cerebral palsy.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Kilbarchan 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 Kilbarchan and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kilbarchan and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Kilbarchan?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to accidents due to poor road conditions.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the right injury lawyer

Instructing a suitable lawyer for your case is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award.

With some 31 offices within 25 miles of Kilbarchan, how can you make sure you select the ideal company to advise you?

Will I have to choose a lawyer 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 network of medical professionals.

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

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Check Kilbarchan personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing when weighing up which solicitor to work with.

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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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