A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Dingwall or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

In most cases, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Dingwall

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to economists, to claim work accident compensation.

Find out more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Dingwall

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Dingwall are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.

Our group of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dingwall.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Serious injury lawyers serving Dingwall

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on a Claimant. By relieving the stress serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of lawyers work with insurers and medical professionals to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious include amputation, paralysis and mesothelioma.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work as a whole. These types of accident are often the cause of accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, being trapped by something or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent trips having happened on High Street and on High St.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by colophony.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Dingwall

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Dingwall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Dingwall and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Dingwall, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Dingwall?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Dingwall, the Highlands and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in the Highlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

Instructing a suitable legal representative for your legal matter is a critical step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.

How can you make sure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Do you need to choose a local Dingwall injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not especially critical as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a company with medical facilities near you as Claimants will need to attend an independent medical examination.

The variation in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?12,937 for serious shoulder injuries can range from ?7,762 to ?10,996.

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Read Dingwall solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reviews can certainly be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to go with.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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