A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of injury lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Neilston or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Neilston personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Neilston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert injury lawyers are experienced in securing optimum damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Neilston.

Accidents involving vehicles in Neilston are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 110.

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Work accident claims in Neilston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from office workers to occupational therapists, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury experts serving Neilston

The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts when they are determining compensation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Slips, trips and falls

HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Main St and on Cross Arthurlie St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Neilston

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Neilston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Neilston and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Neilston, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Neilston?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Neilston, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to check when finding the best personal injury solicitor

Usually a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

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

The difference in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?133,929 for severe tinnitus might vary from ?80,357 to ?113,840.

Further reading : Compare solicitors

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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.

Read Neilston solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reviews can certainly help build a picture when trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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