A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury Claimants throughout England and Wales keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Banchory or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 13, 2016

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

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

For most claims, proving a claim has three key elements. 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

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

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How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Banchory

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from electricians to advice workers, to seek financial compensation.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Banchory

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Banchory are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Our group of qualified road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in securing the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Banchory.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Strachen and on High St.

Serious injury lawyers in Banchory

We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of people affected by major injury.

We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of lawyers have for many years aided families affected by severe accidents. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include mesothelioma and birth negligence.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical negligence in Banchory

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

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

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Banchory 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 Banchory and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Banchory, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 Quittance solicitors handled many Banchory claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Banchory, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take months for most claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

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 severe knee injuries, for example, ranges from ?56,375 to ?77,770 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need to select a local Banchory lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases are normally conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Read about : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Banchory?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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