A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of solicitors help personal injury claimants throughout the UK to retain more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you are based in Paisley or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should be made within three years in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Paisley personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Paisley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of certified no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving maximum damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Paisley.

Accidents involving vehicles in Paisley are common. Official statistics show a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 317. Accidents in the Paisley area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A761 and A726 junction and on the single carriageway of the A726 and B7060 junction.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Paisley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from gardeners to nutritional therapists, to secure financial compensation awards.

See: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Paisley

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease claims

Paisley specialists for serious injury claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on a claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Our panel of solicitor firms have aided families recover compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include back injuries and major surgical negligence.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported figures show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are often the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being struck by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like torn ligaments happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on Silk St and on Central Way.

Paisley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Paisley and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Paisley and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Paisley?

We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Paisley, Renfrewshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Comparing Paisley personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is considerable.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded ?9,408 for a fractured femur could conceivably vary from ?5,645 to ?7,996.

See - Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Are Paisley claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

The majority of large firms 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 needs a local service provider 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 medical network.

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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