A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national panel of injury lawyers help claimants throughout the UK to keep more damages.

Whether you are based in Lockerbie or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Lockerbie personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Lockerbie personal injury solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.

What is my claim worth?

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Lockerbie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from soldiers to marketing account managers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Lockerbie

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lockerbie are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 374 accidents (298 slight accidents, 64 serious accidents and 12 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 395.

Our network of professional no win no fee lawyers have vast experience in securing the best damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Lockerbie.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. These types of accident are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on High Street.

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious injury will be recognised by Courts when calculating injury compensation. Our panel of expert lawyers fight hard for compensation for serious injury and illness, including reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning and eye injuries.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to farmers lung.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical negligence in Lockerbie

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want answers rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Dumfries & Galloway, for example, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Lockerbie 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 Lockerbie and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Lockerbie, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Lockerbie?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The diversity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is huge.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded ?28,349 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job can vary from ?17,009 to ?24,097.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Check Lockerbie personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful if you are considering which solicitor to instruct.

See : Reviews

Do you need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is less critical as injury cases are usually handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a company that offers medical facilities near Lockerbie as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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