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?

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 - which is now more properly referred to as clinical negligence - is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Stewarton have helped Claimants with claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA2 0BE.

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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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No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Stewarton

When your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor means the solicitor's legal costs are not payable. Should you be successful, the costs for your lawyer must be settled by the losing side.

A 'success fee' is levied by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, the success fee will be deducted from your compensation and is usually 25 percent.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.

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FAQs

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?