A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help Claimants across the country keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Langholm or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years.

To win a Langholm personal injury case, it must be shown that:

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

Beginning your claim sooner should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of expert no win no fee solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Langholm.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Langholm are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 374 accidents (298 slight accidents, 64 serious accidents and 12 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 395.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Langholm

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed people, from lathe operators to land-based engineers, to claim work accident compensation.

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole. They are frequently related to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having happened on Lynwood.

Medical and clinical negligence in Langholm

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want answers rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to chromium related illnesses.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Langholm solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the difference an injury claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitors have aided people receive damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious include serious psychiatric harm and eye injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Langholm 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 Langholm and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Langholm, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 is your track record of winning claims in Langholm?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How to choose the best injury lawyer for your claim

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Matters for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Look into Langholm solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to pick.

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Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not especially relevant as injury cases are usually conducted by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is quite significant

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?21,088 for bronchitis can vary from ?12,653 to ?17,925.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

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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