A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Lennoxtown or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 14, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

To win a Lennoxtown personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Lennoxtown

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from construction workers to insurance claims inspectors, to claim work accident compensation.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Lennoxtown

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lennoxtown are not uncommon. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 10 serious accidents and 112 slight accidents in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire (Total events were 122 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 123.

Our panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the best settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lennoxtown.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Slips and trips

Reported data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are sometimes forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken shoulders happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to emphysema.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Lennoxtown

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than a compensation award. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a major impact on an individual and their family. A successful claim should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Lennoxtown No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Lennoxtown and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Lennoxtown, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in winning claims.

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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 do your solicitors have of injury claims in Lennoxtown?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Lennoxtown, Glasgow and across the UK, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Glasgow seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

In most cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

The contrast in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?101,938 for spinal cord damage might vary from ?61,163 to ?86,647.

More information How much compensation can you claim?

Reviews for lawyers in Lennoxtown

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

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

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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