A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more personal injury compensation.

Whether you are based in Maybole or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 17, 2016

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

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Eligibility to claim

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Maybole

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed and employed Claimants, from construction workers to management accountants, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Maybole

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Maybole are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 245.

Quittance's panel of qualified no win no fee solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum damages for people injured in a road accident in Maybole.

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with street falls having happened on King St and on High St.

Maybole serious injury compensation

The long-term effect a serious injury can have will be acknowledged by the Courts when they are working out what a claim is worth. Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured Claimant so they can focus on recovery.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to acute silicosis.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Maybole

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Maybole No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Maybole and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Maybole, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Maybole?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Maybole, Ayrshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to public place accidents.

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

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury

Identifying the best PI lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

How do you ensure you instruct the best law firm to help you?

Maybole solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening if you are deciding which lawyer to instruct.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider 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.

The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?10,476 for a fractured forearm might vary from ?6,286 to ?8,905.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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