A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured claimants across the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Kilbirnie or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a 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, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Kilbirnie personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

The lawyer will explain how these issues will relate to your injury claim.

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Compensation calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Kilbirnie

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kilbirnie are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 244.

Our panel of best of breed no win, no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Kilbirnie.

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Work accident claims in Kilbirnie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from metal workers to landscape architects, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other types of claim

Kilbirnie serious injury claims

We understand the change injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of specialist law firms work with insurance companies and the legal system ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to MEK poisoning.

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Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries classified under another heading like being hit by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also common with slips having occurred on Main St and on Dalry Road.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilbirnie

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Kilbirnie 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 Kilbirnie and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Kilbirnie and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you handled many Kilbirnie claims?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to cycling accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

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

Instructing the most appropriate legal expert for your legal case is a key step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some 31 offices within 25 miles of Kilbirnie - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal one to take on your case?

Do I need to instruct a local Kilbirnie legal firm ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.

However, you should select a law firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Do I have to attend a medical?

Look into Kilbirnie personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to work with and which considerations are most important to you.

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The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises prospective claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?28,346 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job can vary from ?17,008 to ?24,094.

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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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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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