A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants across the UK to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Rutherglen or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

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

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

To win a Rutherglen personal injury case, it must be shown that:

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

The solicitor can take you through these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Compensation calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Rutherglen

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured Claimants, from plasterers to records managers, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Road traffic accident claims in Rutherglen

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of best of breed personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Rutherglen.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Rutherglen are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 657. Incidents in the Rutherglen region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B768 and A728 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A728 and B763 crossroads.

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Rutherglen

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the change a compensation claim makes to severely injured Claimants. We fight for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are typically related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on spillages are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Stonelaw Rd and on Kyle Square.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

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Rutherglen No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Rutherglen and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Rutherglen and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers 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

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Rutherglen?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that assists people injured in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and ladder accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Will you need a local legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

However, you should choose a company that provides national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded ?21,099 for bronchitis might vary from ?12,659 to ?17,934.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Rutherglen solicitor reviews

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

Reading reviews can be informative when contemplating which solicitor to choose.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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