A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national network of solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Stenhousemuir or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

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

Your solicitor can take you through each of these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Stenhousemuir

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from forklift drivers to sports coaches, to get the compensation they deserve.

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Stenhousemuir

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for maximum compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Stenhousemuir.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Stenhousemuir are quite common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Stenhousemuir

Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken toes happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with trips having occurred recently.

Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their family. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms correspond with the legal system and medical professionals, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive the support they need.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to pesticide poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Stenhousemuir No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Stenhousemuir and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Stenhousemuir, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims 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

Has Quittance handled many Stenhousemuir claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most suitable law firm for your case is an important step towards achieving the best settlement or award.

How can you make sure you select the ideal legal practice to advise you?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Stenhousemuir?

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.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Stenhousemuir - What to consider

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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.

Read more
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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