A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of personal injury solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Shotts or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In most cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that:

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

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable witness statements to be gathered by your solicitor.

Compensation Calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Shotts

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Shotts are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

Our group of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the highest damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Shotts.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Shotts

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed claimants injured at work, from carpenters to retail buyers, to claim for their work related injuries.

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Shotts

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from chemical poisoning to Vibration White Finger.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Shotts serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured claimant and their dependants.

Compensation should ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years aided people affected by major accidents.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as facial scarring experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on West Main Street and on Old Eastfield Street.

Shotts 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 Shotts and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Shotts, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Shotts?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Shotts, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of people in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Picking the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?25,968 for serious foot injuries could conceivably vary from ?15,581 to ?22,072.

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Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

For the majority of claims, 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 network of medical professionals.

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

Shotts personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can differ.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to act for you.

See : Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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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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