A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Troon or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

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

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Troon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from plasterers to television production assistants, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Troon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable legal advisors have a wealth of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Troon.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Troon are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 22 serious accidents and 218 slight accidents in 2013 in South Ayrshire (Total events were 244 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 245.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestos related disease to welders lung.

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Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are sometimes related to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury

The lasting impact serious injury can have is recognised by the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay. By reducing the stress a serious injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps people to prioritise recovery.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Troon

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for closure or answers rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, to raise a complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Troon 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 Troon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

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Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Troon, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Troon?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Troon, Cornwall and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Cornwall seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, 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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

Injury lawyer reviews in Troon - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

The disparity in the level of fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?40,053 for serious arm injuries might vary from ?24,032 to ?34,045.

Further reading - Get a personal injury quote

Will I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near Troon as you will have to attend a medical exam.

See : Do you 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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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