A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in North Lanarkshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.

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

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

A short, free call with an expert solicitor can give information and useful advice.

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in North Lanarkshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from catering assistants to multimedia specialists, to secure financial compensation awards.

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in North Lanarkshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in North Lanarkshire are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in North Lanarkshire.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to benzene poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are often the cause of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

North Lanarkshire serious injury claims

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses held to be catastrophic or serious range from multiple fractures to cerebral palsy.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in North Lanarkshire

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

North Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in North Lanarkshire, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in North Lanarkshire?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in North Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and whiplash.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Advice for injured people searching for an injury lawyer

Selecting the best personal injury lawyer for your case is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your injuries.

How do you ensure you instruct the best company for your case?

Comparing injury solicitors in North Lanarkshire - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 lung cancer, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?56,650 to ?78,650 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Will you need to select a local North Lanarkshire solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not very relevant as cases can be run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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