A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured claimants throughout the UK keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Larkhall or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

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

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Injury claims calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Larkhall

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from electricians to insurance brokers, to claim work accident compensation.

See: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Larkhall

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of skilled injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Larkhall.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Larkhall are not uncommon. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 69 serious accidents and 544 slight accidents in 2013 in South Lanarkshire (Total events were 619 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Incidents in Larkhall in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A72 and B7078 junction and on the single carriageway of the A72 and M74 slip road.

See: Road accident claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work. They are often the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or a lake drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised backs happening on spillages are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on Union Street and on MacHan Road.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to hydrocarbon poisoning.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Larkhall

When a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers rather than a compensation award. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the vital difference compensation makes to people who have been impacted by serious injury. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Larkhall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Larkhall and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Larkhall, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

To 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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Larkhall?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Larkhall, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Help for those looking for a lawyer

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

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Larkhall solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Reviews is a great place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more : Quittance reviews

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Larkhall?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

The variation in success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?49,276 for leg fractures could conceivably vary from ?29,565 to ?41,884.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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