A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Culloden or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to proving a claim. 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.

The lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Culloden

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Culloden are relatively common. Official statistics show 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Culloden.

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Work accident claims in Culloden

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from forklift drivers to courier/tour guides, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an individual. By reducing the pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant, a claim enables them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms correspond with insurance companies and the legal system to make sure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by flour.

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Slips and trips

Government figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are typically the cause of accidents recorded in another category like being struck by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Keppoch Rd and on Inshes Retail Park.

Clinical negligence in Culloden

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure rather than injury compensation. To make a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Culloden 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 Culloden and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Culloden, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

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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 Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Culloden?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Culloden, the Highlands and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as 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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Instructing a suitable legal representative to act for you is an important step towards claiming the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How can you make certain you select the best one for your specific circumstances?

Does the location of the law firm matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The difference in personal injury fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?18,491 for a broken leg might vary from ?11,095 to ?15,717.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Read Culloden personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers can vary.

Reviews can be revealing when contemplating which solicitor best serves your needs.

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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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