A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Moffat or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

For most claims, proving a claim has these key elements. It needs to be demonstrated 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.

How to select the right personal injury lawyer for your claim

It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Reviews for solicitors in Moffat

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

What deductions will you be liable for from your compensation?

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors is quite significant

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £67,664 for lung cancer might vary from £40,598 to £57,514.

Do I need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

You will need to go with a company that offers national medical coverage as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

Legal claims we conduct in Moffat and Dumfries and Galloway

It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness throughout Moffat. Quittance can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:

Road traffic accidents in Moffat

Quittance's group of specialist legal advisors have vast experience in achieving the best settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Moffat.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Moffat are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 395.

Clinical negligence in Moffat

Medical negligence (which is more correctly called 'clinical negligence') is the term for when an injury follows a failure to carry out a responsibility by a GP or any other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Dumfries and Galloway and Moffat have helped Claimants with claims filed against healthcare providers including Moffat Community Hospital, Holmend, Moffat, DG10 9JY.

Serious injury

We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to people who have been impacted by serious injury. We fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of expert solicitors communicate with the Defendant's representatives, insurance providers and medical experts ensuring Claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as strained muscles happening on slippery pavements are also common with street falls having occurred on High St.

Workplace accidents

We have handled claims for people, from hotel workers to media planners, to claim work accident compensation.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to benzene poisoning.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Moffat

When the case is successful, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the other side or their insurance company. When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees.

Our No Win, No Fee guarantee

No Win, No Fee means you have absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

We give detailed answers to help you decide whether to proceed.

Get more answers without needing to call a solicitor. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Start a compensation claim

Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 to commence a claim, or you can begin the injury claim here.

If you would like to discuss your options with a lawyer or have anything else to ask, request a callback or phone on 0800 612 7456.