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, wecan 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?

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.

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.

Making an injury claim

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

Considerable legislation is in place to support individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.

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 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.

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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.

Which kinds of claims do you handle?

Our panel of solicitors represent clients in Kilmaurs whose accidents resulted in serious injury including:

Road accidents in Kilmaurs

Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

Accidents in the workplace

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

Industrial disease

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilmaurs

Clinical negligence (until recently called medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Kilmaurs have assisted with medical negligence cases made against infirmaries and hospitals that include University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA2 0BE.

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.

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.

No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Kilmaurs

Were you to win, the legal fees will be settled by the losing Defendant. When your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs.

Will there be any additional fees?

Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information as you can. The right information will help you to make the right choice.

If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.

Ready to make your claim?

When you are ready to proceed, you can begin a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via our online contact form here.

If you would like more information about the process or would like a specific question answered before starting, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.