A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of solicitors help personal injury claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Mauchline or anywhere in the country, our solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert Mauchline lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Mauchline

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured claimants, from forklift drivers to medical physicists, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Mauchline

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Mauchline are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 224.

Our group of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in getting the best awards for claimants hurt in a road accident in Mauchline.

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Mauchline

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. They are often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by a falling object or a harmful substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Montgomerie St and on Loudoun St.

Mauchline solicitors for serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should lessen the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include serious pharmaceutical error and hydrocarbon poisoning.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.

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Mauchline No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Mauchline and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Mauchline, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of 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

What is your track record of winning claims in Mauchline?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Mauchline, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

Finding the best law firm to assist you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 29 offices within 25 miles of Mauchline - how do you ensure you choose the most appropriate company to advise you?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Mauchline

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The variation in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?91,821 for severe arm injuries might vary from ?55,093 to ?78,048.

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Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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