A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more of their settlement or damages.

If you live in Aberdeen or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: October 8, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness or road accident, making a successful claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a Aberdeen-specialist lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Aberdeen

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to aid workers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Road traffic accident claims in Aberdeen

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Aberdeen are quite common with statistics showing a total of 395 accidents (291 slight accidents, 100 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeen City local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 310. Accidents in Aberdeen in 2013 included crashes on the A96 and A978 roundabout and on the A9013 and B9077 roundabout.

Our group of qualified litigators have years of experience in securing maximum settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Aberdeen.

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Aberdeen

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

Aberdeen lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on an affected individual and their dependants. Compensation will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off a Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitor firms work with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers, to make sure Claimants affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from amputation to eye injuries.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

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Aberdeen No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Aberdeen and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Aberdeen, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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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How much experience do you have of claims in Aberdeen?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a claim for compensation can take several months to complete and for the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Aberdeen - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded ?23,403 for loss of smell could vary from ?14,042 to ?19,892.

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Do you need to go with a local Aberdeen solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not important as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

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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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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