A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients across the country keep more of their compensation.

Whether you are based in Eilean Siar or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. 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.

Your lawyer can take you through these issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Eilean Siar

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional no win no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Eilean Siar.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Eilean Siar

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to equal opportunities officers, to claim injury compensation.

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Official data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Francis Street and on Backhill.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to irritant contact dermatitis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an injured claimant.

By limiting the stress serious injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped families claim damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include degloving injuries, lead poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Eilean Siar

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Health Board Offices, 37 South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Eileanan Siar.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Eilean Siar 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 Eilean Siar and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Eilean Siar and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience do you have of injury claims in Eilean Siar?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Eilean Siar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Na h-Eileanan an Iar seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Finding the best lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best one to work with?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Eilean Siar - What to look for

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is considerable.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?84,632 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems might vary from ?50,779 to ?71,937.

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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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