A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more injury compensation.

Whether you live in Renfrewshire or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making an injury claim

Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

What factors to consider when selecting the right lawyer

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Matters for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into Renfrewshire personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are contemplating which lawyer to instruct.

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Will I need to go with a local Renfrewshire solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical assessment.

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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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke, for example, ranges from £4,290 to £10,175 (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?".

What cases do you conduct in Renfrewshire?

It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Renfrewshire. We have helped with injuries including:

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Serious injury specialists in Renfrewshire

The long-term effect serious injury can have is acknowledged by Courts when working out what a claim is worth. By reducing the financial pressure a major injury puts on an injured Claimant, injury compensation helps individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the workplace. They are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by machinery, when supporting another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Tandlehill Rd and on Highcraig Avenue.

Accidents at work

Quittance has helped Claimants, from soldiers to picture researchers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Road traffic claims

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Renfrewshire are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 317. Accidents in the Renfrewshire area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A737 and A8 slip road.

Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Renfrewshire.

Clinical negligence in Renfrewshire

Medical negligence, which is now more properly called 'clinical negligence', is when an illness or injury follows a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our experienced panel of injury lawyers covering Renfrewshire have helped with cases brought against healthcare providers that include Blythswood House, Fulbar Lane, Renfrew, PA4 8NT.

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Renfrewshire compensation claims

Should you win, the legal fees will be settled by the other party (or their insurance company). If your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs.

A 'success fee' will be charged by Renfrewshire solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is taken out of your compensation.

Will the Claimant have to pay any hidden costs?

No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch and there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.

Find more information without having to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to begin?

Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to begin your injury claim, or start the claim here.

Our team of experts are ready to help. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.