A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you live in Kirkcudbright or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

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What is my claim worth?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Kirkcudbright

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from carpenters to learning mentors, to claim compensation.

Further information: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Kirkcudbright

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kirkcudbright are common. Officially reported accident data shows 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 395.

Our group of expert no win, no fee litigators have decades of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Kirkcudbright.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other injury claims

Kirkcudbright serious injury compensation

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Compensation will ease the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious include serious pharmaceutical error and head injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in Kirkcudbright

When a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Dumfries & Galloway, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by colophony.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised backs sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with trips having occurred on Main Street and on King St.

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Kirkcudbright 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 Kirkcudbright and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kirkcudbright, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

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
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How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Kirkcudbright?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?

Usually a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Kirkcudbright solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Reviews is a great place to start when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

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Do you need a local Kirkcudbright solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical exam.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The difference in the amount of fees charged by lawyers is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?7,915 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery might vary from ?4,749 to ?6,727.

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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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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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