A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of injury lawyers help Claimants across the UK retain more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you live in Stepps or anywhere in the country, we can will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be offered through a free phone consultation with a Stepps personal injury solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Stepps

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Stepps are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win no fee litigators are experienced in fighting for optimum settlements for Claimants injured in a car accident in Stepps.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Stepps

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to sales executives, to claim compensation.

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Health and Safety statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors in Stepps

The impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay. A claim should ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with medical practitioners, insurers and the Courts to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Stepps

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Stepps No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Stepps and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Stepps, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Stepps?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Stepps, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the best solicitor for your claim

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Injury lawyer reviews in Stepps - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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