Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Dingwall, Highland and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Dingwall road accident claims
You can start a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Dingwall's roads because of another road user's behaviour.
No matter if you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car accident on Dingwall's roads, we're here to help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dingwall
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whatever your job is, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
More claim types
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.
The 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
Dingwall 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, Dingwall 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 Dingwall, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Speak to an expert
Specialist solicitors with 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do the 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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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What are the road accident statistics in Dingwall
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the 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.
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.
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.