A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help injured claimants throughout England and Wales keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Sanquhar or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Sanquhar 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 lawyer will look at how each of these points will relate to your case.

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Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Sanquhar

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from construction workers to public house managers, to seek financial compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Sanquhar

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Sanquhar.

Accidents involving vehicles in Sanquhar are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 395.

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Other types of claim

Sanquhar serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

The Quittance team work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for medical and care costs.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent falls having happened on Scott St and on High St.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to mercury poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Sanquhar

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, to make a complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

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Sanquhar 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 Sanquhar and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Sanquhar, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Sanquhar?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

Choosing a suitable PI lawyer for your legal matter is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award.

How can you make sure you choose the best company to take on your case?

The diversity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is enormous.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?78,299 for a severe foot injury can range from ?46,979 to ?66,554.

Read more at How much compensation can you claim?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Sanquhar?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Sanquhar personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.

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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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