Updated: Thursday, 28th July 2016
Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help clients across the UK retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
If you are based in Overtown or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must usually be made within a 3-year window.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
To win a Overtown 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
Beginning your claim sooner should enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Look into Overtown solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by solicitors can differ.
Online reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which lawyer to act for you.
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Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Overtown?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Which kinds of claims do you handle in Overtown?
Our panel of lawyers have represented people in Overtown whose accident circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from noise induced hearing loss to pneumoconiosis.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from construction workers to naval architects, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.
Slips and trips
Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having occurred on Rannoch Drive and on Castlehill Rd.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of accredited injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining the highest general and special damages for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Overtown.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Overtown are common. Official statistics reveal 6 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 575 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lanarkshire (Total events were 653 local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Accidents in the Overtown region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B7011 and A71 junction and on the single carriageway of the B7032 and A721 crossroads.
Overtown serious injury compensation claims
The lasting impact of a serious injury is recognised by the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows Claimants to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have for many years aided Claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries which are held to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, deep vein thrombosis and cancer.
Clinical and medical negligence in Overtown
Medical negligence - more accurately known as 'clinical negligence' - is where there has been a breach of duty by a GP or any other healthcare provider, private or NHS. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers covering Overtown have worked on medical negligence legal action filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Wishaw General Hospital, 50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP.
Overtown No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs. Should your case be successful, the legal fees must be covered by the Defendant or their insurer.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Overtown working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is paid out of your compensation award and is usually 25%.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance give jargon-free information helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 to begin a claim, or you can begin the injury claim online here.
Contact Quittance's panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.