A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of solicitors help claimants across the country to retain more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in West Kilbride or anywhere in the UK, we can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

To win a West Kilbride personal injury case, your solicitor 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.

A short, free consultation with an injury lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in West Kilbride

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving maximum settlements for anyone hurt in a car accident in West Kilbride.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in West Kilbride are common with statistics showing a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

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Work accident claims in West Kilbride

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from scaffolding erectors to toxicologists, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in West Kilbride

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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West Kilbride specialists for serious injury claims

The effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. Our network of specialist solicitors work hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. Slips and trips are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred recently.

West Kilbride 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 West Kilbride and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in West Kilbride and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in West Kilbride?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in West Kilbride, Ayrshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to slips and trips at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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 means you will never be out of pocket.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate law firm for your case is an important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you make certain you choose the most appropriate company to pursue compensation for you?

West Kilbride solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative when attempting to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For spinal cord damage, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?73,700 to ?130,130 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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