A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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

Whether you live in Shieldhill or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

For most claims, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown 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.

The solicitor will discuss these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Shieldhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified legal advisors are experienced in securing the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Shieldhill.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Shieldhill are reasonably common with statistics showing 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 296.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Shieldhill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from factory workers to recycling officers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on Princes St and on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Shieldhill

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to PCB exposure.

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Serious injury specialists in Shieldhill

Quittance recognise the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. A successful claim should ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured claimant so they can focus on recovery.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Shieldhill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Shieldhill and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Shieldhill, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Shieldhill?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Shieldhill, Stirlingshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient 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 getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

In most cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Comparing injury solicitors in Shieldhill - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Are Shieldhill claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded ?37,078 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can vary from ?22,247 to ?31,516.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Case studies

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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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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