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?

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

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.

Making an injury claim

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

Considerable legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

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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

What kinds of claims do you conduct in Newmains?

Quittance's panel of lawyers have guided individuals in Newmains and North Lanarkshire whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries including:

Accidents in the workplace

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Newmains

Medical negligence (which is now correctly known as Clinical Negligence) is where an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care by a hospital or other healthcare provider. Our highly experienced panel of injury lawyers covering Newmains have helped Claimants with claims made against the health service that include Cleland Hospital, Cleland, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 5NR.

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.

Industrial disease

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

Road traffic claims

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, mororbikes 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.

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.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Newmains cases

If the injury claim is won, your legal fees will be covered by the Defendant or their insurance company. If you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor states that their legal costs are not payable.

Will there be any additional costs?

No Win, No Fee means you have no hidden fees. With our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.

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How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a lawyer.

Get more answers before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.

How to get a personal injury claim underway

Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make the claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can begin a claim here.

Our team of personal injury specialists help injured Claimants every day. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.