Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Our national network of injury lawyers help clients across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.
If you live in Lesmahagow or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
In most cases, proving a claim has these key elements. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Guidance for those looking for an injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors often surprises prospective Claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £8,658 for a fractured index finger could vary from £5,195 to £7,359.
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Will I need to select a local legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is not important as cases are run by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice with a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
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Reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
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Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct in Lesmahagow?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Lesmahagow and across South Lanarkshire. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed people, from gardeners to leisure centre managers, to seek financial compensation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Safety statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Lesmahagow and on Abbeygreen.
Road traffic accidents in Lesmahagow
Our panel of specialist injury solicitors are experienced in in negotiating the highest damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Lesmahagow.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Lesmahagow are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657.
Clinical and medical negligence in Lesmahagow
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is when an injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility by a hospital or other medical professional, National Health Service or private. Our panel of lawyers covering Lesmahagow have assisted with medical negligence legal cases brought against local hospitals including Stonehouse Hospital, Strathaven Road, Stonehouse, ML9 3NT.
Serious injury specialists serving Lesmahagow
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing effect on an injured Claimant and their family. Quittance fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of lawyers have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims in Lesmahagow
If you win your case, your legal fees are paid by the losing party (or their insurance company). When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.
A success fee is levied by lawyers serving Lesmahagow working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be taken from the Claimant's award and is in most cases 25 percent.
Do I need to pay extra fees?
Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. With a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you instruct arm yourself with information. The right answers help you make the best choice for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Start your claim for compensation
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin the personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with our online contact form here.
Speak to Quittance's panel of experts today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.