A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of personal injury solicitors help claimants across the country keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in New Stevenston or anywhere else in the UK, we can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to win a New Stevenston 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in New Stevenston

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified legal advisors have vast experience in achieving optimum damages for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in New Stevenston.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in New Stevenston are not uncommon. 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. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Incidents in the New Stevenston region in 2013 included collisions on the A723 and B7029 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A775 and B779 junction.

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Work accident claims in New Stevenston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from carpenters to metallurgists, to claim injury compensation.

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Other types of claim

Serious injury

We recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. We work hard for maximum compensation for severe injuries, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, neck injuries and radiation exposure.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by latex.

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Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Main St and on Hope Street.

Clinical negligence in New Stevenston

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

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New Stevenston 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 New Stevenston and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in New Stevenston and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in New Stevenston?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in New Stevenston, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

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

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to select the right injury lawyer for your claim

In most cases a claim can take several months to complete and for severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

What should be considered when checking New Stevenston solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

The variation in the amount of personal injury fees charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded ?8,388 for moderate shoulder injuries can vary from ?5,033 to ?7,130.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Do you have to choose a lawyer in New Stevenston?

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

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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 medical network.

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

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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