A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help claimants across the country retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Prestwick or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Information and legal advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Prestwick

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from bricklayers to pharmacologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Prestwick

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of qualified no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Prestwick.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Prestwick are relatively frequent with 4 fatal accidents, 22 serious accidents and 218 slight accidents in 2013 in South Ayrshire (Total events were 244 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 245.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are frequently lead to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on pavement ice are also common with recent trips having happened on Moorfield Road and on Ayr Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Prestwick

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Prestwick solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major impact on an affected individual. By relieving the financial stress severe injury places on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation helps people to prioritise their recovery.

Our network of expert solicitor firms have aided people recover damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Prestwick No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Prestwick and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Prestwick and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their level of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Prestwick?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Prestwick, Ayrshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to accidents on the road.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Finding a suitable legal team to assist you is the most important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to act for you?

Will I need to go with a local Prestwick injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near Prestwick as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

See - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is significant.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?79,507 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could conceivably vary from ?47,704 to ?67,581.

Read more at Compare solicitors quotes

Check Prestwick personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more - Reviews

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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