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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making 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.

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

What kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Kilsyth and North Lanarkshire?

Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Kilsyth and North Lanarkshire. Our team have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Kilsyth

Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering North Lanarkshire and Kilsyth have helped Claimants with claims brought against health services that include Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital, 19 Glasgow Road, Kilsyth, G65 9AG.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Kilsyth

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.

How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of cases in Kilsyth

No Win, No Fee agreements guard injured Claimants from a need to pay legal fees if their claim is not successful.

Are there any additional fees that need to be paid?

No Win, No Fee should mean that you have absolutely no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee

Next steps

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

Get your questions answered

Before you choose to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you need. The right information can help you to make the right decision.

Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the frequently asked questions page.

Get started today

You can begin a personal injury claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a member of our team.

If you would like more detail about the compensation process first, request a callback at a time that suits you or call us on 0800 612 7456.