A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you are based in Stewarton or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Stewarton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from bricklayers to site engineers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Stewarton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have years of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Stewarton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Stewarton are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 28 serious accidents and 177 slight accidents in 2013 in East Ayrshire (Total events were 209 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 224.

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Other types of claim

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics show that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by moving machinery, when helping another person or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with pothole trips having occurred recently.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

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Clinical negligence in Stewarton

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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Serious injury solicitors serving Stewarton

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-altering effect on an injured person. Quittance fight to get compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of law firms for many years have aided Claimants affected by severe accidents. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to asbestos-related disease.

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Stewarton 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 Stewarton and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Stewarton, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Stewarton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Stewarton, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to ladder accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer for your case is an important step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

With some 31 offices within 25 miles of Stewarton (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal legal practice to work with?

Read Stewarton solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.

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The variation in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors is surprising.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?36,777 for serious hand injuries could conceivably vary from ?22,066 to ?31,260.

Additional reading - Compare solicitors

Do I need to choose a local legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very critical as cases are managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a company with national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical exam.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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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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