A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured claimants throughout the UK retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Moodiesburn or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, making a successful claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer should look at how the points relates to your claim.

Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Moodiesburn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from farm workers to management consultants, to claim compensation from their employer.

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Moodiesburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Moodiesburn are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633.

Our panel of certified solicitors have decades of experience in getting the best general and special damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Moodiesburn.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Moodiesburn experts for serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major effect on an affected individual. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury places on a claimant, an injury claim allows claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics reveal that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Glenmanor Avenue and on Cumbernauld Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from mesothelioma to irritant contact dermatitis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Moodiesburn

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of a compensation award. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Moodiesburn 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 Moodiesburn and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Moodiesburn, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our 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 Moodiesburn claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Read Moodiesburn personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Reading reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to select.

See Solicitor reviews

The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?26,592 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary from ?15,955 to ?22,603.

Read more at : Compare solicitors

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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