A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of lawyers help personal injury Claimants across the country to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Locharbriggs or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer will explain how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

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Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Work accident claims in Locharbriggs

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to logistics/distribution managers, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Road traffic accident claims in Locharbriggs

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Locharbriggs are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 395.

Quittance's group of skilled no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for Claimants hurt in a car accident in Locharbriggs.

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Locharbriggs

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure rather than financial damages. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

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Locharbriggs serious injury compensation claims

The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth. By relieving the pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people receive compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from eye injuries to poisoning.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use, when helping another person or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like strained muscles sustained on potholes are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Longloch Drive and on Auchencrieff Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to latex allergy.

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Locharbriggs No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Locharbriggs and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Locharbriggs, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated 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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How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Locharbriggs?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

Instructing a suitable legal team to represent you is the most important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you make sure you select the most appropriate company for your needs?

Do I need to instruct a local Locharbriggs injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very important as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near Locharbriggs as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from ?19,800 to ?31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

What should you consider when comparing Locharbriggs solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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