A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants across the UK keep more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you live in Kilwinning or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kilwinning

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to journalists, to get the compensation they deserve.

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kilwinning

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Kilwinning are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 244.

Quittance's panel of qualified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Kilwinning.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Kilwinning serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person and their family.

A claim will lessen the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Kilwinning

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common accident at work. They are typically the initiators of accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken ankles occurring on pavement ice are also common with street falls having happened on Baird Avenue and in Pennyburn Local Centre.

Kilwinning No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Kilwinning and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Kilwinning and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Kilwinning?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Kilwinning, Ayrshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

Identifying the most appropriate legal representation to assist you is the most important step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

How can you ensure you select the ideal firm for your case?

Will I need to select a local Kilwinning lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Kilwinning?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The difference in the amount of success fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?23,425 for loss of smell can range from ?14,055 to ?19,911.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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