A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kirkmuirhill or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Key criteria

Injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A no-obligation phone call with a Kirkmuirhill-specialist solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Kirkmuirhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of certified no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in securing optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a road accident in Kirkmuirhill.

Incidents in the Kirkmuirhill area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the M74 and B7078 slip road and on the M74 and B7086 slip road.

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Work accident claims in Kirkmuirhill

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from kitchen workers to investment bankers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury experts in Kirkmuirhill

We recognise the vital difference compensation will make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitor firms work with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include multiple fractures, major surgical negligence and dioxin poisoning.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to latex allergy.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being struck by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened on Thornton Drive and on Lesmahagow.

Medical negligence in Kirkmuirhill

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

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Kirkmuirhill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Kirkmuirhill and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Kirkmuirhill, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

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
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Kirkmuirhill?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What issues to check when picking the best lawyer

It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious thumb injuries, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?13,530 (based on 2015 market data).

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.

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

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Kirkmuirhill

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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