A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants across the country retain more damages.

Whether you live in Saltcoats or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: October 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Saltcoats

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Saltcoats are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 244. Accidents in Saltcoats in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A78 and B714 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A738 and B728 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of certified lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Saltcoats.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Saltcoats

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from members of the army to restaurant managers, to claim maximum compensation.

For more information: Accident at work claims

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.

Compensation should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families receive damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm and bowel cancer.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured ankles happening on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Gladstone Road and on Adams Avenue.

Medical negligence in Saltcoats

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for answers instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Saltcoats 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 Saltcoats and throughout the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Saltcoats, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance 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 Saltcoats?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Saltcoats, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 select the right personal injury solicitor

It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do you need to select a local Saltcoats injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not relevant as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Saltcoats?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries could vary between ?6,380 and ?10,340 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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