A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants throughout the UK retain more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you are based in Strathaven or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

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

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In the majority of cases, proving a 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.

Your lawyer will consider how these issues will relate to your claim.

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Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Strathaven

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Strathaven are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 657.

Our group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Strathaven.

See: Road traffic accident claims

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Work accident claims in Strathaven

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from factory workers to sports therapists, to claim injury compensation.

See: Work accident compensation

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

The long-term effect of a serious injury is understood by Courts when they are determining compensation. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have aided people affected by major accidents.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are frequently connected to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained arms sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Medical and clinical negligence in Strathaven

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

See: Medical negligence claim

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Strathaven 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 Strathaven and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Strathaven and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Strathaven?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Strathaven, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Help for potential claimants looking for a lawyer

It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Strathaven - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do you need to select a local Strathaven lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a company that offers medical facilities near Strathaven as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?

The disparity in the amount of personal injury fees charged by solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite significant

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?50,501 for emphysema could vary from ?30,300 to ?42,925.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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