A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Muirhead or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

In order to win a Muirhead personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Legal and practical advice can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Muirhead

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable no win no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Muirhead.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Muirhead are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Muirhead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from dental nurses to materials engineers, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips and trips are the most common accident at work. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on spillages are also quite common with street trips having happened on Glenmanor Avenue and on Cumbernauld Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by latex.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Muirhead serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the critical change an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants.

By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery.

Quittance's network of law firms have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Muirhead

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Muirhead 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 Muirhead and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Muirhead, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Muirhead?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Muirhead, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Advice for those seeking a lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

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

Muirhead solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Personal injury solicitors reviews

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Muirhead?

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

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of success fees between different solicitors is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?4,372 for a severe thumb dislocation might vary from ?2,623 to ?3,716.

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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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