A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of injury lawyers help clients across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Maddiston or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In most cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the 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.

Road traffic accident claims in Maddiston

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Maddiston are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 296. Incidents in Maddiston in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the roundabout of the A803 and M9 slip road and on the B805 and B810 roundabout.

Our network of specialist road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Maddiston.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Maddiston

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from bricklayers to medical representatives, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Maddiston

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to irritant contact dermatitis.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Maddiston solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the critical change injury compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants.

A successful claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious include chemical poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are frequently lead to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained arms experienced on potholes are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Maddiston, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Maddiston?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Maddiston, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?

Selecting the best solicitors' practice for your legal case is your most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award for your injuries.

how can you ensure you select the best one to act for you?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Maddiston?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Check Maddiston solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Researching reviews can be revealing when attempting to decide which solicitor to pick.

See Reviews

The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is surprising.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?22,108 for very serious thumb injuries can vary from ?13,265 to ?18,791.

Further reading : Compare solicitors quotes

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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