A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Plains or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Plains, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Plains

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of best of breed personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Plains.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Plains are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 6 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 575 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lanarkshire (Total events were 653 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Plains

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from bricklayers to primary school teachers, to claim compensation from their employer.

For more information: Work accident claim

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an individual and their dependants.

A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Lauchope St and on Black St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Plains

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Plains 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 Plains and across the UK.

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

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Plains, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Plains?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Plains, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying a suitable law firm to assist you is a key step towards receiving the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 31 offices within 25 miles of Plains (according to the SRA database) - what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a broken tibia or fibula, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?1,000 to ?7,370 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Plains - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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