A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the UK to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Rothesay or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rothesay

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from carpenters to public relations officers, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Rothesay

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum general and special damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Rothesay.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Rothesay are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 304 accidents (242 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Argyll and Bute local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 255.

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Rothesay

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by material under pressure or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised backs sustained on potholes are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened in the local area.

Rothesay experts for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured person enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to pneumoconiosis.

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Rothesay 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 Rothesay and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Rothesay, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Rothesay?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Rothesay, Bute and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Bute seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to ladder accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Instructing the best law firm for your legal case is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make certain you choose the best law firm to instruct?

The diversity in fees between firms is significant.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?9,466 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes can range from ?5,679 to ?8,046.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need to select a local Rothesay solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as cases can be run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?

Reviews for solicitors in Rothesay

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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