A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in North Ayrshire or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 6, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert North Ayrshire lawyer.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in North Ayrshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from plasterers to nurses, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in North Ayrshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in North Ayrshire are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

Our network of expert solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car accident in North Ayrshire.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Hayocks Rd and on Adams Avenue.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from bladder cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in North Ayrshire

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury solicitors in North Ayrshire

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant effect on a Claimant and their dependants. By reducing the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables Claimants to concentrate on recovery.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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North Ayrshire 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 North Ayrshire and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in North Ayrshire and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of winning claims in North Ayrshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in North Ayrshire, Ayrshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to whiplash.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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.

What issues to check when selecting the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

North Ayrshire personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided 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 weighing up which lawyer to pick.

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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 deafness could vary between ?73,315 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 network of medical professionals.

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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