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?

Updated: September 10, 2016

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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim 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 three 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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Newmilns

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of accredited no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced 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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Newmilns

Worker injured in accident

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

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

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.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Newmilns

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Newmilns 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 Newmilns and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Newmilns and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Newmilns?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Newmilns, Ayrshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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?".

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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