A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Law or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Law

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from hotel workers to information systems managers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Law

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified road traffic accident injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Law.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Law are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Incidents in Law in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B7011 and A71 junction and on the A73 and A721 roundabout.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

Official figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries classified under another heading like being struck by a moving object, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Station Rd and on Castlehill Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to latex allergy.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Law

Medical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury solicitors in Law

Quittance's team understand the difference compensation makes to people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the financial stress a serious injury puts on a claimant and their family, injury compensation allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors have aided families receive damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include chemical burns, brain tumours and major surgical negligence.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Law 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 Law and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Law, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Law?

We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that assists people in Law, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to building site accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the best lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Law?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Is "how much compensation will I get" the most important question?

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. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe shoulder injuries could vary between ?15,510 and ?38,830 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Law?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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