A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kilmaurs or anywhere in the UK, we can will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a Kilmaurs personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Kilmaurs

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kilmaurs are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 224.

Our network of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Kilmaurs.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Kilmaurs

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to immunologists, to secure financial compensation awards.

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to asthma caused by colophony.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Kilmaurs solicitors for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation will make to people who have been affected by serious injury.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitor firms have helped families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to mesothelioma.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Main Street and on Main St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilmaurs

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Kilmaurs 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 Kilmaurs and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Kilmaurs and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance 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 does Quittance have of handling claims in Kilmaurs?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation 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.

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

It can take months for the majority of claims to conclude. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms is enormous.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?121,562 for moderate hearing loss can range from ?72,937 to ?103,328.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Kilmaurs - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kilmaurs?

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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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