A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of solicitors help Claimants across the country keep more personal injury compensation.

Whether you live in Wemyss Bay or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 8, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer should look at how your claim relates to each of these points.

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What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Wemyss Bay

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from members of the army to tourist information managers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wemyss Bay

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert personal injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving the best compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Wemyss Bay.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Wemyss Bay are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 150 accidents (138 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Inverclyde local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 186.

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a building or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.

Wemyss Bay solicitors for serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. The Quittance team work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers work with doctors, the Defendant's representatives and insurance providers to make sure people impacted by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held to be catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures and chemical poisoning.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Wemyss Bay

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Wemyss Bay 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 Wemyss Bay and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Wemyss Bay and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

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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Have you won many injury claims in Wemyss Bay?

We are a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Identifying the best legal team for your legal matter is an important step towards securing the highest compensation settlement.

With 31 offices within a 25 radius of Wemyss Bay (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate company for your case?

Are Wemyss Bay Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is important for Claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?12,252 for scarring can vary from ?7,351 to ?10,414.

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Injury lawyer reviews in Wemyss Bay - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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