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?

Updated: September 2, 2016

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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 three 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 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.

Road traffic accident claims in Moffat

Cars involved in a road accident

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 reporters 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.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Moffat

Worker injured in accident

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

Further information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims

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.

Industrial disease

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

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

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.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Moffat

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway, you can contact Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Moffat No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Moffat and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Moffat and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Moffat?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free 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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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