A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help personal injury claimants across the country retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Lanark or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Compensation A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Lanark

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Lanark are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 657.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest damages for anyone injured in a car accident in Lanark.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Lanark

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to it technical support officers, to claim work accident compensation.

See: Work accident claim

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Other claims we handle

Lanark serious injury compensation

The Quittance team understand the change a compensation claim makes to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a claim allows them to prioritise recovery.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident at work. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a building, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Westport and on Carstairs Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Lanark

When a person is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers rather than starting an injury claim. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from mesothelioma to latex allergy.

See: Industrial disease claims

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Lanark 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 Lanark and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Lanark, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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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Have you won many injury claims in Lanark?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Lanark, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy 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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs

Choosing a suitable personal injury lawyer to help you is the most important step towards securing the best compensation award for your injuries.

With some 27 offices within 25 miles of Lanark - how do you make sure you instruct the best legal practice for your needs?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals 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.

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?121,563 for moderate hearing loss can range from ?72,938 to ?103,329.

Further reading : Compare solicitors

Lanark personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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