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?

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.

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.

Making an 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.

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.

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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

What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle?

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Maddiston and Falkirk. Quittance have helped with injuries including:

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Maddiston

Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Maddiston

Medical negligence, which is correctly called 'Clinical Negligence', is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare provider. Our panel of solicitors covering Maddiston have helped with claims brought against hospitals including Falkirk Community Hospital, Majors Loan, Falkirk, FK1 5QE.

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 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.

Accidents in the workplace

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

Industrial disease

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

How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Maddiston compensation claims

Solicitors handling claims in Maddiston usually conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal costs if they are not successful.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise

No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.

Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Before you instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information. The right information can help you make the best choice for your future.

Find more answers online before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to make your compensation claim?

Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to begin the personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin a compensation claim online here.

Speak to our network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.