A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation A claim 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.

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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Overtown

Worker injured in accident

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.

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Overtown

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of accredited injury lawyers are experienced 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.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other types of claim

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.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Overtown

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from noise induced hearing loss to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation

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.

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Overtown No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Overtown and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Overtown, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Overtown?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Overtown, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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FAQs

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

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.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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