A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in New Cumnock or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a New Cumnock personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in New Cumnock

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from plasterers to museum education officers, to secure financial compensation awards.

For more information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in New Cumnock

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of proficient no win no fee legal advisors are experienced in securing the highest compensation for people hurt in a road accident in New Cumnock.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in New Cumnock are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 224.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in New Cumnock

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by flour.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Official statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken collarbones experienced on potholes are also common with recent street falls having happened on Highpark Avenue.

Serious injury

We understand the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided claimants affected by serious accidents.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

New Cumnock 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 New Cumnock and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in New Cumnock, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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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 New Cumnock?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in New Cumnock, Ayrshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Choosing the right injury lawyer for you

In many cases a claim can take months to agree a settlement. In the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Will I need to choose a local solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Check New Cumnock solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for chronic asthma, for example, ranges from ?21,230 to ?34,760 (based on 2015 market data).

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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