A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of personal injury solicitors help claimants across the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Alness or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim 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.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your solicitor can take you through these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Alness

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Alness.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Alness are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.

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Work accident claims in Alness

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from metal workers to accountants, to claim compensation.

Read more about No win, no fee work accident claim

Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Government statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as bruised backs occurring on potholes are also quite common with street falls having occurred on Cnoc Ruadh.

Medical and clinical negligence in Alness

Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To raise a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Serious injury experts handling claims in Alness

We recognise the change a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Alness 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 Alness and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Alness, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Alness?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Alness, the Highlands and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What points to check when locating the right solicitor

In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and in severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to claimants, such as communication or speed.

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

Alness personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers can differ considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are deciding which solicitor to choose.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?19,250 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary from ?11,550 to ?16,363.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Will you need a local Alness injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a company with national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do I have to attend a medical?

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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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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