A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the country to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in South Lanarkshire or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

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

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

To win a South Lanarkshire personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in South Lanarkshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to software trainers, to claim compensation from their employer.

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in South Lanarkshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in South Lanarkshire are not uncommon with a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 657. Incidents in South Lanarkshire in 2013 included car crashes on the A726 and A725 roundabout and on the A725 and B761 roundabout.

Our network of professional lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in South Lanarkshire.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in South Lanarkshire

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

South Lanarkshire serious injury claims

We understand the vital change compensation will make to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of specialist law firms have helped people impacted by severe accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are frequently related to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones happening on pavement ice are also common with falls having occurred on the Garage and on Carlisle Rd.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to silicosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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South Lanarkshire 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 South Lanarkshire and across the UK.

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

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in South Lanarkshire, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS 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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Has Quittance won many injury claims in South Lanarkshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in South Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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.

Finding the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

In most cases a claim for compensation can take several months to complete and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

However, you should instruct a law firm that provides medical facilities near South Lanarkshire as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between firms is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?12,081 for mild asthma can vary from ?7,249 to ?10,269.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

South Lanarkshire solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to select.

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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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