A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK to keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Caol or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an injury lawyer.

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Caol

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from bricklayers to clinical scientists, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Caol

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Caol specialists for serious injury claims

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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Caol

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.

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Caol 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 Caol and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Caol, from less severe claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their level of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

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 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.

Look into 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.

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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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