A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of solicitors help clients across the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Wishaw or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to win a Wishaw personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Wishaw

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from carpenters to technical authors, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wishaw

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in fighting for optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Wishaw.

Accidents involving vehicles in Wishaw are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to mercury poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in 2015. They are frequently lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a moving object, a lifting injury or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also common with street trips having happened recently.

Wishaw serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant.

Quittance work to get compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years aided families affected by major accidents. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to bowel cancer.

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Medical negligence in Wishaw

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers rather than financial compensation. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Wishaw 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 Wishaw and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Wishaw, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

What is your track record of handling claims in Wishaw?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Wishaw, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to accidents due to poor road conditions.

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


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 select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.

The variation in success fees between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?6,108 for a minor head injury could conceivably vary from ?3,665 to ?5,192.

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Wishaw personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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