A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Old Kilpatrick or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Old Kilpatrick personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the solicitor.

How much compensation can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Old Kilpatrick

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of litigators are experienced in achieving the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Old Kilpatrick.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Old Kilpatrick are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135. Accidents in the Old Kilpatrick region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A726 and M898 slip road and on the one way street of the A82 and A810 slip road.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Old Kilpatrick

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from factory workers to naval architects, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement trips having happened on Dumbarton Road and on Bargarron Square.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to welders lung.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury specialists in Old Kilpatrick

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured person and their family.

The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of expert solicitors have helped people collect compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to concussion.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Old Kilpatrick

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Old Kilpatrick 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 Old Kilpatrick and across the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Old Kilpatrick, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Old Kilpatrick?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people in Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees between different lawyers is surprising.

For instance the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?43,479 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can range from ?26,087 to ?36,957.

Further reading - Compare solicitors quotes

Will you need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not especially important as cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Old Kilpatrick as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

More on - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing injury solicitors in Old Kilpatrick - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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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