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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a claim

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

Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of expert lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

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.

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.

What cases do you conduct?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries across Saltcoats. Quittance can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:

Medical negligence in Saltcoats

Medical negligence (more precisely known as 'clinical negligence') is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a failing on the part of a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Saltcoats have helped with legal cases made against health services including Three Towns Resource Centre, Nelson Road, Saltcoats, KA21 5RF.

Industrial disease

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

Road traffic compensation claims

Accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

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.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

Saltcoats No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means the solicitor's fees are not payable. In the event that your case is successful, your legal fees must be settled by the losing party.

100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay your lawyer's costs if the injury claim be unsuccessful.

Read more about No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

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

Get more information

Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information as you can. Information can help you to make the right choice for you.

If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.

Start your claim for compensation

You can begin the claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to talk to a personal injury lawyer.

Our expert team help injured Claimants every day. If you need more information, you can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.