A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages.

If you live in Dyce or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Getting your claim started sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the solicitor.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Dyce

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Dyce are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 395 accidents (291 slight accidents, 100 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeen City council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 310.

Our network of skilled legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dyce.

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Work accident claims in Dyce

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from construction workers to control and instrumentation engineers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by colophony.

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Dyce solicitors for serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on a claimant and their dependants.

By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their family, an injury claim enables individuals to concentrate on their recovery.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with doctors, the legal system and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, chronic pain and birth negligence.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use, when supporting another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Victoria St and on Dyce.

Medical negligence in Dyce

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

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Dyce No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Dyce and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Dyce, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Dyce?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Dyce, Aberdeenshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

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

Selecting the most suitable legal team to act for you is a key step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 19 offices within 25 miles of Dyce (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how do you ensure you choose the ideal law firm to pursue compensation for you?

Comparing Dyce personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will I need a local Dyce lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases can be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors often surprises prospective claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?84,631 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems can vary from ?50,778 to ?71,936.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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