A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Stirling or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Stirling

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Stirling.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stirling are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 302 accidents (232 slight accidents, 66 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stirling local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 224. Incidents in the Stirling region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A872 and B8051 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A905 and A9 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Stirling

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to structural engineers, to claim compensation from their employer.

For more information: Work accident claim

Other types of claim

Serious injury specialists handling cases in Stirling

We recognise the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Our network of lawyers work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips and trips

Recorded data emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Medical and clinical negligence in Stirling

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Stirling No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Stirling and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Stirling, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years 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

Have you handled many Stirling claims?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Stirling, Stirlingshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Do I need to select a local Stirling injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are normally run remotely.

However, you should go with a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read about - What is the process for attending a medical?

Comparing Stirling personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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