A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make 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 three 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Lesmahagow

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist injury solicitors are experienced 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 reporters 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.

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Work accident claims in Lesmahagow

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed people, from gardeners to leisure centre managers, to seek financial compensation.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Lesmahagow

Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

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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.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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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.

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Lesmahagow 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 Lesmahagow and throughout the UK.

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

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Lesmahagow, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

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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 winning claims in Lesmahagow?

We are a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to industrial disease.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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.

More details - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Read Lesmahagow solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.

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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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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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