A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the country to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Laurieston or anywhere in the country, we can are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Laurieston or slip or trip, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

The solicitor will look at how your case relates to the points.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Laurieston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of specialist no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the best compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Laurieston.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Laurieston are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296. Accidents in Laurieston in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A905 and A904 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A904 and A9 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Laurieston

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed or employed claimants, from nurses to journalists, to seek financial compensation.

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Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Laurieston

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

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Slips and trips

Health and Safety statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred on Suilven Heights and on Main St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

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Serious injury specialists acting in Laurieston

The Quittance team recognise the change an injury claim can make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

A claim will ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Laurieston and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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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 claims in Laurieston?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Laurieston, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Guidance for potential claimants searching for a personal injury solicitor

Identifying the best lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Laurieston (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you make sure you select the most appropriate one to pursue compensation for you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, ranges from ?53,075 to ?105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

Reviews for solicitors in Laurieston

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not critical as injury cases can be run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a firm with national medical centres as you will usually have to go to a medical examination.

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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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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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