A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of lawyers help injured Claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kilmarnock or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Kilmarnock or work-related illness, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor should look at how each of the points relates to your injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Kilmarnock

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from factory workers to information systems managers, to claim injury compensation.

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kilmarnock

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Kilmarnock.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kilmarnock are reasonably common. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 28 serious accidents and 177 slight accidents in 2013 in East Ayrshire (Total events were 209 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 224. Incidents in the Kilmarnock area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A77 and A735 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

See: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like facial scarring suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Foregate and on John Finnie Street.

Serious injury

The lasting effect serious injury has will be understood by the Courts when calculating compensation.

We work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of law firms have helped Claimants claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include concussion, amputation and lung cancer.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related disease to latex allergy.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilmarnock

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Kilmarnock, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Kilmarnock?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of people across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

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 to select the best injury lawyer

Selecting the most suitable legal team to act for you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

With approximately 30 offices within 25 miles of Kilmarnock, how can you make certain you instruct the best firm for your needs?

Kilmarnock solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers can differ.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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 severe tinnitus could vary between ?23,980 and ?36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need a local Kilmarnock injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not especially critical as injury cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre in or near Kilmarnock?

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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