A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to retain more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Menstrie or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The solicitor will consider how your case relates to each of the points.

Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Menstrie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from catering assistants to media planners, to seek financial compensation.

Find out more: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Menstrie

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Menstrie are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 86 accidents (72 slight accidents, 14 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Clackmannanshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 84.

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Menstrie.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Menstrie

Medical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want answers as opposed to financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Official statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are typically the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on tripping on a street are also common with recent pavement trips having happened on Stirling Rd and on Delph Wynd.

Menstrie lawyers for serious injury claims

We recognise the change an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

By reducing the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to farmers lung.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Menstrie, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Menstrie?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Clackmannanshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

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

Instructing the most suitable injury lawyer for your legal matter is a crucial step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.

With some 5 offices within 25 miles of Menstrie - how can you ensure you choose the best one to represent you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Menstrie?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a 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 medical network.

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

Comparing Menstrie personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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