A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Port Glasgow or anywhere in the country, Quittance can handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. 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
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Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Port Glasgow

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from members of the army to primary school teachers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Port Glasgow

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Port Glasgow are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 186.

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting maximum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Port Glasgow.

Read more: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Dubbs Road and on Dubbs Road.

Port Glasgow serious injury compensation

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an affected individual and their family. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of solicitors communicate with medical professionals, the Courts and insurance companies to make sure people affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injuries held to be catastrophic or serious include lung disease, neck injuries and major surgical negligence.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from NIHL to mercury poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Port Glasgow

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Port Glasgow 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 Port Glasgow and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Port Glasgow, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors 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
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What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Port Glasgow?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

Guidance for those seeking a solicitor

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

The contrast in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?3,386 for a wrist fracture could vary from ?2,032 to ?2,878.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not especially important as cases are run remotely.

However, you should choose a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More on - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Port Glasgow

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 much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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