A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury Claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Tillicoultry or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

To win a Tillicoultry personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer will consider how the points relates to your claim.

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Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Tillicoultry

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from lathe operators to technical authors, to seek financial compensation.

For more information: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Tillicoultry

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Tillicoultry are quite common. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 14 serious accidents and 72 slight accidents in 2013 in Clackmannanshire (Total events were 86 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 84.

Quittance's panel of accredited road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in achieving optimum settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Tillicoultry.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Serious injury lawyers in Tillicoultry

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A successful claim will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped families impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious include spinal cord damage and birth negligence.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Tillicoultry

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most common accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent slips having happened in the local area.

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Tillicoultry 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 Tillicoultry and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Tillicoultry, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Tillicoultry?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in Clackmannanshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What points to check when selecting the best injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Look into Tillicoultry solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can be informative when thinking about which solicitor to instruct.

Read - Personal injury solicitors reviews

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?9,032 for a moderate thumb injury can range from ?5,419 to ?7,677.

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Will I need to instruct a local Tillicoultry lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More details - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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