A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Thornliebank or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Thornliebank

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from catering assistants to trade union research officers, to claim maximum compensation.

Further information: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Thornliebank

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Thornliebank are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 110. Accidents in Thornliebank in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the B762 and B769 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A726 and M77 junction.

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for anyone hurt in a road accident in Thornliebank.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Thornliebank

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation. You can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Thornliebank serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference an injury claim will make to people impacted by major injury. A successful claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors have helped people recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence and spinal cord damage.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to injuries classified under another heading for instance being struck by a moving object, when helping another person or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on pavement ice are also common with falls having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesothelioma to welders lung.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Thornliebank 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 Thornliebank and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Thornliebank, from less severe claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise 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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Have you won many injury claims in Thornliebank?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and accidents on public transport.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to choose the right solicitor

Instructing a suitable injury solicitor for your legal case is a key step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 31 offices within 25 miles of Thornliebank (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how do you make sure you instruct the ideal one to take on your case?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe leg injuries could vary between ?77,825 and ?110,000 (based on 2015 market research).

Thornliebank solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Online reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which lawyer to pick.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do you need a local Thornliebank injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not important as cases are usually handled by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a company that provides national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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