A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you are based in Balmedie or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Balmedie or road accident, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your solicitor should look at how your injury claim will relate to the points.

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Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Balmedie

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of proficient solicitors have years of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Balmedie.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Balmedie are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Balmedie

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from dental nurses to aeronautical engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Safety statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Eigie Rd and on Balgownie Crescent.

Serious injury specialists serving Balmedie

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on an affected individual and their dependants.

By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a Claimant and their family, a claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have helped families receive damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious range from cancer to degloving injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Balmedie

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Balmedie 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 Balmedie and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Balmedie and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated 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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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Balmedie?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

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

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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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Advice for those seeking a lawyer

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Comparing Balmedie personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is quite significant

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?21,067 for bronchitis can vary from ?12,640 to ?17,907.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need a local Balmedie legal firm ?

The location of the lawyers office is less important as injury cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that provides national medical centres as Claimants will usually need to go to an independent medical examination.

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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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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