A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the country keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in West Dunbartonshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove 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.

The lawyer can take you through these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in West Dunbartonshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert personal injury lawyers have years of experience in securing the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in West Dunbartonshire.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in West Dunbartonshire are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in West Dunbartonshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from forklift drivers to training and development officers, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on pavement ice are also common with pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Medical negligence in West Dunbartonshire

When someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure instead of injury compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the critical difference compensation will make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's network of lawyers fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

West Dunbartonshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in West Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in West Dunbartonshire, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Has Quittance handled many claims in West Dunbartonshire?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people in West Dunbartonshire, Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including cycling accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Instructing the most suitable personal injury solicitor to assist you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement.

How can you ensure you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice for your case?

Will I need to select a local West Dunbartonshire lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not so relevant as cases now tend to be run remotely.

You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to attend a medical examination.

See - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of success fees between firms is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?93,955 for severe leg injuries can range from ?56,373 to ?79,861.

Further reading - How much compensation can you claim?

What should be considered when comparing West Dunbartonshire solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking 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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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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