A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injured Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more of their compensation.

No matter whether you are based in Aboyne or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Aboyne or work-related illness, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer will explain how the points will relate to your injury claim.

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Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Aboyne

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of knowledgeable no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Aboyne.

Accidents involving vehicles in Aboyne are quite common. Government statistics reveal 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

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Work accident claims in Aboyne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from forklift drivers to amenity horticulturists, to claim maximum compensation.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Aboyne

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on an injured person.

Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist lawyers for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include major surgical negligence, dioxin poisoning and back injuries.

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Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being struck by machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also common with street trips having occurred on Melgum Road and on Charleston Rd.

Clinical negligence in Aboyne

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

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Aboyne 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 Aboyne and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Aboyne, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you handled many Aboyne claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to choose the right injury lawyer

Identifying the best solicitors' practice to assist you is a key step towards getting the best compensation award.

What is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate firm to act for you?

Comparing Aboyne personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.

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Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for scarring, for example, ranges from ?6,050 to ?18,370 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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