A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of lawyers help injury Claimants across the country keep more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you live in Newmilns or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a claim

Claims must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your lawyer will consider how your claim relates to the points.

What to check when choosing the best injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Solicitor reviews in Newmilns - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured index finger, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,370 to £9,900 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Cases Quittance conducts in Newmilns and East Ayrshire

Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have assisted clients in Newmilns and throughout East Ayrshire whose circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:

Clinical and medical negligence in Newmilns

Medical negligence (more accurately called 'Clinical Negligence') is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a GP or any other medical provider, National Health Service or private. A typical example might be an NHS Never Event compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering East Ayrshire and Newmilns have handled legal cases filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Kirklandside Hospital, Kirklandside, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 5LH.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Serious injury

The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts when they are working out a claim. We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped Claimants impacted by major accidents.

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to museum education officers, to claim work accident compensation.

Road traffic accidents in Newmilns

Our group of accredited no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in in negotiating maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Newmilns.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Newmilns are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 28 serious accidents and 177 slight accidents in 2013 in East Ayrshire (Total events were 209 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 224.

Slips and trips

Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken ankles occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on East Main St and on Brown St.

Newmilns No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements preserve Claimants from an obligation to pay their legal fees if the case is not won.

A 'success fee' can be charged by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be generally 25% and will be paid out of the compensation award.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What happens next?

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

Get more information

Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.

Get more answers without having to call a solicitor. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Get your personal injury claim started

You can begin a personal injury claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with a specialist lawyer.

Quittance's team of experts look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.