A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of lawyers help claimants across the UK to retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Milngavie or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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 expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Beginning your claim sooner should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Milngavie

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Milngavie.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Milngavie are common with statistics showing fatal accidents, 10 serious accidents and 112 slight accidents in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire (Total events were 122 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 123. Accidents in the Milngavie area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A81 and B8030 crossroads and on the A809 and B8050 roundabout.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Milngavie

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from metal workers to local government administrators, to claim compensation.

See: Work accident compensation claim

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from industrial deafness to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Milngavie solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their dependants. Quittance's team work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive figures expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by machinery, a fall from height or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments happening on pavement cracks are also common with recent falls having occurred on Douglas St and on Craigash Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Milngavie

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for closure rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Milngavie 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 Milngavie and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Milngavie, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you won many injury claims in Milngavie?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Milngavie, Glasgow and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Glasgow seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to find the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?81,015 for deafness can range from ?48,609 to ?68,862.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Milngavie?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need a local Milngavie solicitor ?

The location of the firm is not very critical as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

More on : Do you have a medical centre in or near Milngavie?

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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