A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more injury compensation.

If you live in Lochwinnoch or anywhere in the country, Quittance can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Lochwinnoch

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people injured in an accident, from factory workers to media analysts, to claim for their work related injuries.

See: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Lochwinnoch

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Lochwinnoch.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Lochwinnoch are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 317.

See: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Lochwinnoch

When a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, 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.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Lochwinnoch lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. By reducing the financial stress severe injury places on an injured person and their family, an injury claim enables people to prioritise recovery. Our network of law firms have aided families affected by serious accidents.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as strained muscles suffered on spillages are also common with pothole trips having happened on Main St and on Dickson Drive.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from workplace cancer to asthma caused by latex.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Lochwinnoch 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 Lochwinnoch and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Lochwinnoch, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Lochwinnoch?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to choose the right solicitor

Identifying a suitable injury lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement.

With some 31 offices within 25 miles of Lochwinnoch (according to the SRA database) - how can you ensure you select the most appropriate one for your specific circumstances?

Do you need to go with a local Lochwinnoch injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very critical as cases are usually managed by phone and email.

However, you should select a law firm that has national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near Lochwinnoch?

What should you consider when checking Lochwinnoch solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The variation in fees charged by law firms is enormous.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?18,229 for work-related upper limb disorders can vary from ?10,937 to ?15,495.

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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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