A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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

No matter whether you live in Largs or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness 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 diagnosis that is considered.

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

Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Largs

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Largs are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 244.

Our panel of professional no win, no fee solicitors have vast experience in getting maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Largs.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Largs

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from hotel workers to insurance risk surveyors, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

See: Accident at work claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Largs

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial compensation. You can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on spillages are also common with trips having happened on Aitken Street.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to MEK poisoning.

See: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

We recognise the vital difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by severe injury. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided claimants claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, mesothelioma and amputation.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Largs, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Largs?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Largs, Ayrshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to accidents due to poor road conditions.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not important as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?67,096 for severe knee injuries could vary from ?40,257 to ?57,031.

See Get a personal injury quote

Largs personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.

Find out more Quittance 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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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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