A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you are based in Aberdeenshire or anywhere in the country, we can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 12, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A free phone call with a Aberdeenshire-specialist lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

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Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Aberdeenshire

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from metal workers to amenity horticulturists, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Aberdeenshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Aberdeenshire.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Aberdeenshire are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

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Other types of claim

Aberdeenshire experts for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the difference compensation will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being struck by machinery, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with trips having happened in the area.

Medical negligence in Aberdeenshire

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.

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Aberdeenshire 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 Aberdeenshire and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Aberdeenshire, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Has Quittance handled many Aberdeenshire claims?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Aberdeenshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the best personal injury solicitor

It can take months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms is an important consideration for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?17,848 for loss of taste could vary from ?10,709 to ?15,170.

More information How much compensation can you claim?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

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

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What should you look for when checking Aberdeenshire solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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