A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kilsyth or anywhere in the country, our lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

To win a 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.

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Kilsyth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to insurance brokers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Road traffic accident claims in Kilsyth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert personal injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Kilsyth.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Kilsyth are quite common with a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 633.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Kilsyth

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

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Serious injury experts in Kilsyth

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on a Claimant.

Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped Claimants claim compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from benzene poisoning to back injuries.

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Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main St and on Croy.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to chromium related illnesses.

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Kilsyth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Kilsyth and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Kilsyth, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their track record in winning claims.

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 do your solicitors have of winning claims in Kilsyth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Kilsyth, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Finding the right injury lawyer for your claim

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Kilsyth?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The contrast in success fees between different firms is vast

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?11,160 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could conceivably vary from ?6,696 to ?9,486.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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