A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of personal injury solicitors help clients across the country keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Banff or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: October 22, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

Making your claim sooner should enable your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Banff

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the highest damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Banff.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Banff are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 570.

See: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Banff

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to airline cabin crews, to claim maximum compensation.

See: Accident at work compensation claim

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Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by material under pressure or an asphyxiation accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also common with recent incidents having occurred on Castle Street and on Aberchirder Road.

Banff experts for serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical difference compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Banff

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Banff 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 Banff and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Banff, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Meet the 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 experience do you have of handling claims in Banff?

We are a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Banff, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to choose the right solicitor for your claim

Identifying the most suitable injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards claiming the best compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to represent you?

Solicitor reviews in Banff - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service 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.

The disparity in the amount of success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded ?49,255 for leg fractures might vary from ?29,553 to ?41,866.

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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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