A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants across the country to retain more compensation.

If you are based in Uddingston or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

To win a Uddingston personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Legal and practical advice will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Uddingston solicitor.

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Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Uddingston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured Claimants, from kitchen workers to travel agents, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Road traffic accident claims in Uddingston

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Uddingston are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 6 fatal accidents, 69 serious accidents and 544 slight accidents in 2013 in South Lanarkshire (Total events were 619 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Incidents in the Uddingston region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A725 and B7071 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the M73 and M74 slip road.

Our network of certified no win, no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining maximum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Uddingston.

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Uddingston

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to welders lung.

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Slips, trips and falls

HSE data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with slips having happened in the local area.

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the critical change compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a successful claim helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

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

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Uddingston, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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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 do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Uddingston?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Uddingston, Lanarkshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Locating the right injury lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate solicitor for your legal matter is a key step towards securing the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 29 offices within a 25 radius of Uddingston - how do you make certain you choose the best law firm to act for you?

Comparing injury solicitors in Uddingston - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The difference in fees between firms is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?9,033 for a moderate thumb injury could vary from ?5,420 to ?7,678.

Read more at How much can you claim?

Do I need to choose a local Uddingston injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very important as injury cases are typically handled remotely.

You will need to go with a company with medical facilities near Uddingston as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

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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