A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Polmont or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor will discuss each of these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Polmont

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from plasterers to pharmacologists, to claim compensation.

For more information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Polmont

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Polmont are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296. Accidents in Polmont in 2013 included car crashes on the slip road of the M9 and A803 roundabout and on the A905 and B9132 roundabout.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the best damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Polmont.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Polmont

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to 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.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists in Polmont

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to people who have been affected by major injury. A claim should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert law firms have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Polmont 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 Polmont and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Polmont, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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 Polmont?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Polmont, Stirlingshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for you

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Polmont?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Reviews for solicitors in Polmont

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 personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The variation in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?22,114 for very serious thumb injuries could vary from ?13,268 to ?18,796.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

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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