A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national network of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Netherlee or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 19, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be proven 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

A no-obligation phone call with a Netherlee-specialist lawyer will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Netherlee

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Netherlee are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 110.

Our network of skilled road traffic accident injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the best damages for Claimants injured in a car accident in Netherlee.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Netherlee

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed and employed Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to nutritional therapists, to claim work accident compensation.

Read more: Work accident compensation claims

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured ankles experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with trips having occurred on Clarkston Rd and on Carmunnock Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to chronic silicosis.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Netherlee serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact of serious injury is recognised by insurers and the Courts when working out a claim. Quittance work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of solicitor firms for many years have helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include chemical burns and major surgical negligence.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Netherlee

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Netherlee No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Netherlee and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Netherlee, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning claims.

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
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How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Netherlee?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Netherlee, Glasgow and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Glasgow seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Choosing the most suitable injury lawyer for your legal case is an important step towards securing the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 31 offices within a 25 radius of Netherlee (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate legal practice for your case?

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need a local Netherlee injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a law firm that has national medical coverage as you will have to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Check Netherlee solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when weighing up which lawyer to sign up with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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