A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of injury lawyers help clients across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Lochgilphead or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Lochgilphead or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Lochgilphead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from members of the army to manufacturing engineers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Lochgilphead

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Lochgilphead are reasonably common with 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 255.

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for people injured in a road accident in Lochgilphead.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Chalmers St and on Argyll Street.

Serious injury

We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms communicate with medical practitioners and the legal system to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Lochgilphead

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to make a complaint against NHS Highland.

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Lochgilphead No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Lochgilphead and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Lochgilphead, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Lochgilphead?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Lochgilphead, Bute and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Bute get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

The difference in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is enormous.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?3,379 for a wrist fracture could conceivably vary from ?2,027 to ?2,872.

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Will I have to choose a law firm 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.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Check Lochgilphead solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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