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?

Updated: October 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Renfrewshire

Worker injured in accident

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

Find out more: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Renfrewshire

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Renfrewshire

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

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.

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.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Renfrewshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Renfrewshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Renfrewshire and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Renfrewshire?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors that helps people in Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from whiplash to accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

More - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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