A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of solicitors help injury claimants across the country retain more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Plean or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It must be proven 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

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Plean

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Plean.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Plean are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 66 serious accidents and 232 slight accidents in 2013 in Stirling (Total events were 302 council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Plean

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from members of the air force to paramedics, to claim maximum compensation.

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Reported data expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident at work. They are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Main Street Braeburn and on Main Street.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to siderosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Plean serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on a claimant and their dependants.

We fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of solicitors communicate with doctors, Courts and insurance providers to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures, major surgical negligence and bowel cancer.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Plean

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation. For example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to raise a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Plean 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 Plean and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Plean and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Plean?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Plean, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to accidents due to poor road conditions.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury 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.

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

Usually a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 serious foot injuries, for example, ranges from ?20,185 to ?31,680 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is less critical as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More on : Will I have to attend a medical?

Plean personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers can vary.

Researching reviews can be revealing when deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.

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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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