A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the country retain more compensation.

If you live in Patna or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

For most claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Starting your claim sooner should allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Patna

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from catering assistants to occupational therapists, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Patna

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in securing optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Patna.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Patna are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 224.

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Patna

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to mercury poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken arms sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Main St and on Kerse Terrace.

Serious injury experts acting in Patna

We recognise the vital change an injury claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Quittance's team work to achieve compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

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Patna 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 Patna and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Patna, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Patna?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Patna, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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

In most cases a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The difference in fees charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?11,883 for serious thumb injuries might vary from ?7,130 to ?10,100.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Comparing injury solicitors in Patna - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need to choose a local Patna lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as cases are usually conducted remotely.

You will need to go with a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More - What is the process for attending a medical?

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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