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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

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

Considerable legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of expert lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.

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

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.

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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.

Injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Wishaw

It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Wishaw and across North Lanarkshire. Quittance have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:

Accidents in the workplace

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

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.

Industrial disease

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

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Wishaw

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.

Medical negligence in Wishaw

Medical negligence (which is now more precisely called clinical negligence) is when an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. An example could be a negligent nursing claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering North Lanarkshire and Wishaw have handled legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Wishaw General Hospital, 50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Wishaw

Lawyers looking after claims in Wishaw in most cases conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This contract prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if the case is lost.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.

If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.

Ready to begin?

Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to commence a injury claim, or you can start the injury claim here.

Our expert team are here to help. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.