A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to retain more compensation.

No matter whether you live in Skelmorlie or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

To win a Skelmorlie personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The solicitor should consider how these issues will relate to your claim.

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Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Skelmorlie

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for people hurt in a road accident in Skelmorlie.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Skelmorlie are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 244.

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Work accident claims in Skelmorlie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from factory workers to site engineers, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major effect on an affected individual and their family.

Our panel of expert lawyers fight to get compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Skelmorlie Castle Rd and on Shore Rd.

Clinical negligence in Skelmorlie

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to solvent exposure.

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Skelmorlie 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 Skelmorlie and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Skelmorlie, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you handled many Skelmorlie claims?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

In many cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Check Skelmorlie solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful when trying to decide which lawyer to select.

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The variation in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?9,468 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes might vary from ?5,681 to ?8,047.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to select a local Skelmorlie injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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