A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of solicitors help clients across the UK keep more damages.

No matter whether you are based in Aviemore or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness 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.

In order to win a Aviemore 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

Your lawyer will consider how these issues relates to your injury claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Aviemore

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from office workers to advertising account planners, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Aviemore

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Aviemore are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 580.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum awards for anyone hurt in a car accident in Aviemore.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Aviemore

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Highland, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident in the workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the forerunner to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also common with recent street falls having occurred on Grampian Rd.

Serious injury

The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of specialist solicitors have helped families recover damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to asbestosis.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Aviemore No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Aviemore and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Aviemore, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Aviemore?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Aviemore, the Highlands and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people across the Highlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?14,081 for severe toe injuries could vary from ?8,449 to ?11,969.

Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Are Aviemore claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Reviews for injury lawyers in Aviemore

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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