A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the country retain more compensation.

Whether you are based in Linwood or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim involves three 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.

Your lawyer should look at how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.

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Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Linwood

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted injured claimants, from bricklayers to legal executives, to claim for their work related injuries.

For more information: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Linwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Linwood are relatively commonplace with a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 317. Incidents in Linwood in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A761 and A737 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B789 and A737 crossroads.

Our network of certified road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Linwood.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other claims

Linwood serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to severely injured claimants. A claim will ease the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided families receive damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to neck injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on obstructed pathways are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Walkinshaw Street and on Main Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from industrial deafness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Linwood

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation. To make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

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Linwood 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 Linwood and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Linwood and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Linwood?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Linwood, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Linwood

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor 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.

The variation in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?31,087 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from ?18,652 to ?26,424.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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