A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of injury lawyers help clients throughout the UK keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you live in Lenzie or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 4, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:

  • 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

The solicitor can take you through each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Lenzie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from hotel workers to immigration officers, to get the compensation they deserve.

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Lenzie

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Lenzie.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Lenzie are relatively common with a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 123. Incidents in Lenzie in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A803 and A806 junction and on the dual carriageway of the B819 and A807 junction.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most common accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken toes occurring on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on Lammermoor Road and on Burnbrae Road.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Lenzie

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth. Quittance's team work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided people recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from serious psychiatric harm to head injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Lenzie No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Lenzie and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Lenzie, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Has Quittance handled many Lenzie claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Lenzie, Glasgow and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Glasgow get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to building site accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Picking the best personal injury solicitor

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Check Lenzie solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Read more - Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will you need to choose a local Lenzie legal firm ?

The location of the firm is less important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm with a national network as you will have to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do you have a medical centre near me?

The contrast in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms often surprises prospective Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?65,748 for a serious back injury could vary from ?39,449 to ?55,886.

Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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