A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help claimants throughout England and Wales retain more of their personal injury settlement.

Whether you are based in Larbert or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Larbert personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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.

A brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist lawyer will provide answers and advice.

How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Larbert

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of certified personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Larbert.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Larbert are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

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Work accident claims in Larbert

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from kitchen workers to insurance claims inspectors, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Other injury claims

Slips and trips

HSE statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common accident at work as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having happened on Main St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Larbert

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

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Larbert serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference compensation makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.

By relieving the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with Courts, medical experts and insurance providers to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need.

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Larbert 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 Larbert and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Larbert, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Larbert claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Larbert, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and accidents on the road.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the best personal injury solicitor for your claim

In most cases a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

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

Look into Larbert personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be informative if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?12,233 for scarring can vary from ?7,340 to ?10,398.

Read more at : How much compensation can you claim?

Will you need to select a local Larbert injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very relevant as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical coverage as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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