Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to retain more of their settlement or damages.
Whether you live in Stranraer or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
In order to win a Stranraer personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
In all cases, a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury?
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For chest injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £14,520 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Comparing Stranraer personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Stranraer and throughout Dumfries and Galloway. Quittance can help with:
Serious injury experts acting in Stranraer
We understand the vital change a compensation claim can make to people affected by major injury.
By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant and their family, injury compensation enables Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation.
Our network of expert law firms engage with medical experts and insurance providers to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include brain tumours, bowel cancer and deep vein thrombosis.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Stranraer
Quittances network of professional injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Stranraer.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Stranraer are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 374 accidents (298 slight accidents, 64 serious accidents and 12 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 395.
Slips, trips and falls
HSE data highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as strained muscles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred recently.
Medical and clinical negligence in Stranraer
Medical negligence, which is more correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence', is the term used to describe a breach of duty on the part of a GP or any other medical provider. Quittance's experienced panel of solicitors covering Stranraer have helped Claimants with claims brought against hospitals including Galloway Community Hospital, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer, DG9 7DQ.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for people, from kitchen workers to secondary school teachers, to claim injury compensation.
Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from mesolthelioma to silicosis.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Stranraer
When you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. If you win the injury claim, the costs for your lawyer are settled by the losing party or their insurance company.
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No Win, No Fee means that there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, you will never risk losing out and there is absolutely no catch. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
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Ready to begin?
If you have made the choice to get underway, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with Quittance's online contact form.
Quittance's team of experts are ready to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.