A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of injury lawyers help claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Motherwell or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim has three key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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.

The solicitor will look at how your claim will relate to these issues.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Motherwell

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from gardeners to local government administrators, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Motherwell

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Motherwell.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Motherwell are common. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Incidents in the Motherwell region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A723 and B754 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A721 and B754 roundabout.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury lawyers acting in Motherwell

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury.

We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes damages for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and benzene poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work as a whole. They are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being struck by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken arms occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Civic Square and on Brandon Arcade.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to asthma caused by grain.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Motherwell

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Motherwell No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Motherwell and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Motherwell, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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 do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Motherwell?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Motherwell, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the right solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate PI solicitor to assist you is an important step towards securing the best compensation settlement.

With some 29 offices within 25 miles of Motherwell (according the SRA), what is the best way to make sure you choose the most appropriate company for your needs?

Do you need to choose a local Motherwell solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.

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Personal injury solicitor reviews in Motherwell - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

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

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?15,675 for displaced metatarsal fractures could conceivably vary from ?9,405 to ?13,323.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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