A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the UK to retain more compensation.

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

Can I make a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

For most claims, proving an injury 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

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Newarthill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from kitchen workers to packaging technologists, to claim injury compensation.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Newarthill

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the best settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Newarthill.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Newarthill are quite common with statistics showing a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Accidents in Newarthill in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A73 and A775 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7066 junction.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Newarthill experts for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the critical change an injury claim can make to people affected by severe injury. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery. Our network of solicitor firms have helped claimants receive damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include chronic pain, brain injuries and birth negligence.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Newarthill

When a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of injury 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.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to emphysema.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened in the area.

Newarthill 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 Newarthill and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Newarthill, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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 Newarthill?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Newarthill, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

Picking the right lawyer for you

Choosing a suitable solicitors' practice to represent you is the most important step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make sure you select the best law firm to handle your case?

Read Newarthill personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to act for you.

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Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe leg injuries could vary between ?77,825 and ?110,000 (based on 2015 market research).

Are Newarthill claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.

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.

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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