A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to retain more injury compensation.

No matter whether you live in Renfrew or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a Renfrew personal injury case, it must be shown 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 key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Renfrew

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert litigators are experienced in achieving the best compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Renfrew.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Renfrew are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 317. Incidents in the Renfrew region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A737 and A8 slip road.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Renfrew

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from factory workers to primary school teachers, to secure financial compensation awards.

See: Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on a Claimant and their family. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Our network of solicitors have for many years helped Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from asbestosis to paralysis.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official data indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work as a whole. They are typically the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Porterfield Rd and on Dunvegan Quadrant.

Medical negligence in Renfrew

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease claims

Renfrew 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 Renfrew and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Renfrew and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Renfrew?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Renfrew, Renfrewshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim

Instructing a suitable injury lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.

With 31 offices within a 25 radius of Renfrew, how can you ensure you instruct the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

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

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Renfrew solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

Read - Quittance reviews

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is a material consideration for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?17,881 for loss of taste could vary from ?10,728 to ?15,198.

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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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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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