A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients across the country retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kirkintilloch or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

To win a Kirkintilloch 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.

Making your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Kirkintilloch

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Kirkintilloch.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Kirkintilloch are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 123.

Further information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Kirkintilloch

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured Claimants, from building site contractors to legal executives, to claim for their work related injuries.

Further information: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by a falling object, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on tripping on a street are also common with street falls having happened on Main St and on Antermony Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kirkintilloch

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to latex allergy.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Kirkintilloch serious injury claims

We understand the difference an injury claim makes to seriously injured Claimants.

By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on a Claimant, a claim allows individuals to focus on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers communicate with medical practitioners, insurance providers and the Defendant's representatives to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Kirkintilloch 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 Kirkintilloch and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Kirkintilloch, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Kirkintilloch?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Glasgow get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to bike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those looking for a solicitor

Identifying the best legal expert to represent you is an important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you ensure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to work with?

Do you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of a solicitor is not critical as injury cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that provides medical facilities near Kirkintilloch as Claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The diversity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of ?8,657 for a fractured index finger can vary from ?5,194 to ?7,358.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Comparing injury solicitors in Kirkintilloch - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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