Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
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.
Making 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.
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.
Compensation cases we conduct
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Shotts and throughout North Lanarkshire. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from chemical poisoning to Vibration White Finger.
Clinical negligence in Shotts
Medical negligence, correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is where there has been a failing by a hospital or other medical professional. An example might be an NHS Never Event compensation claim. Our specialist panel of solicitors covering Shotts have helped people with legal cases made against the health service that include Hartwoodhill Hospital, Hartwood, Shotts, ML7 4LA.
Accidents in the workplace
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
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 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.
Shotts No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Solicitors looking after claims in Shotts and North Lanarkshire act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents the solicitor from billing you for any legal costs if they are not successful.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike the standard legal fees, this fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is paid out of your compensation award.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance give clear answers to help you decide whether to go ahead.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Start your claim
Call us on 0800 612 7456 to make your injury claim, or you can begin your claim online.
If you have anything else to ask or would like to discuss your options, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.