A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more injury compensation.

Whether you live in Milton or anywhere in the country, we can are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

The lawyer can take you through each of these points and will look at how they apply in your case.

Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Milton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Milton.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Milton are common with 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.

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Work accident claims in Milton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants injured at work, from members of the air force to local government lawyers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the South Cambridgeshire local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury547
Fire related (e.g. burns)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)642
Fall from height161913
Injured by an animal311
Lifting and carrying584534
Physical assault131619
Slip, trip, fall same level544441
Struck against944
Struck by moving vehicle613
Struck by object201216
Crushed by something collapsing100

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Milton

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Serious injury solicitors serving Milton

We recognise the change injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. Quittance work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including reimbursement for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and paralysis.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to hydrocarbon poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Cambridgeshire workplace in 2014/15. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a moving object, a fall from a height or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Milton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Milton and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Milton, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Milton?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Milton, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to bike accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Milton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Do you have to choose a law firm in Milton?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe tinnitus, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?23,980 to ?36,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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