A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of lawyers help injured Claimants across the UK retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Mossblown or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Mossblown

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from soldiers to loss adjusters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

See: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Mossblown

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Mossblown.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Mossblown are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 245. Accidents in the Mossblown area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A719 and B742 junction and on the single carriageway of the A77 and B742 other junction.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are frequently related to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or an electrocution accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with incidents having occurred on Station Road and on Goodwin Drive.

Mossblown specialists for serious injury claims

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating how much compensation to pay. Compensation should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms communicate with the legal system, insurers and doctors and health professionals ensuring families affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious include bowel cancer and brain tumours.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by colophony.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical negligence in Mossblown

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. You can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Mossblown 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 Mossblown and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Mossblown, from less severe claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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 handled many claims in Mossblown?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Mossblown, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and building site accidents.

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

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors is important for Claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?9,405 for a fractured femur can range from ?5,643 to ?7,994.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Going for a local law firm is less important as injury cases are handled remotely.

However, you should choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near Mossblown as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Reviews for solicitors in Mossblown

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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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