Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Caol, Highland and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Caol

Caol road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's actions.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Caol

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Guisach Terrace and on Battlefield Crescent.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by the Courts when they are calculating injury compensation.

By relieving the stress a major injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have helped claimants recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries and poisoning.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Caol No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Caol injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Caol, Highland and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

Our specialist solicitors have an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Caol?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Caol, the Highlands and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to industrial disease.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

In most cases a claim can take several months to complete. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially critical as cases now tend to be managed remotely.

You will need to select a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Caol solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in the level of fees charged by law firms is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?4,192 for a broken tibia or fibula can vary from ?2,515 to ?3,563.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Caol

Accidents involving all vehicles in Caol are relatively common. 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 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 580.

Our group of trained injury solicitors are experienced in getting maximum general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Caol.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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