A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK retain more of their settlement or damages.

If you are based in Newmains or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

For most claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a short, free call with a Newmains-specialist lawyer will give information and useful advice.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Newmains

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from members of the air force to nurses, to claim injury compensation.

See: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Newmains

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Newmains.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Newmains are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.

See: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Newmains

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure instead of a compensation award. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury solicitors in Newmains

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major effect on an injured person and their dependants. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped families recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, cerebral palsy and paralysis.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are typically connected to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones experienced on pavement ice are also common with recent street falls having happened on Manse Rd and on Clyde Walk.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Newmains 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 Newmains and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Newmains, from fast track cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Newmains?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in Newmains, Lanarkshire and across the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the right lawyer

Instructing the most suitable solicitors' practice to represent you is the most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your accident.

With approximately 29 offices within 25 miles of Newmains SRA website 2015) - how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate one to instruct?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Newmains?

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

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.

The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is significant.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?36,768 for serious hand injuries can vary from ?22,061 to ?31,253.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

Newmains personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.

See : Personal injury solicitor 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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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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