Updated: Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants across the country retain more injury compensation.
If you are based in Elgin or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
In most cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be proven 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
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Identifying a suitable legal representation for your legal case is a critical step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
How do you make certain you instruct the ideal company to help you?
Do you need to instruct a local Elgin legal firm ?
The location of the firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Elgin as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
More details - Do you have a local medical centre?
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Elgin - What to consider
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between £21,505 and £31,625 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Which types of compensation claims do you handle in Elgin?
Our panel of lawyers have assisted Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Accidents at work
We have assisted people injured in an accident, from gardeners to food scientists, to claim compensation from their employer.
Road traffic accidents in Elgin
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Elgin are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 155 accidents (105 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Moray local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 121.
Quittances network of professional road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in fighting for optimum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Elgin.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by latex.
Serious injury experts serving Elgin
We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. Our panel of expert lawyers work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.
Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped people affected by major accidents.
Clinical negligence in Elgin
Clinical negligence, in the past known as called medical negligence, is where an illness or injury is associated with a breach of duty by a medical professional. An example could be an item left in a patient during surgery claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury solicitors acting for Moray and Elgin have helped Claimants with clinical negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 1SN.
Slip and trip injuries
Government figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are often related to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken toes occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on Main St and on Batchen St.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of Elgin claims
Were you to succeed in the case, the costs for your lawyer are covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company). In the event that your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means the legal costs are not payable.
A success fee can be charged by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is deducted from your compensation and is usually 25%.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a claim for compensation?
You can begin a compensation claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with our team.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer before making a decision, request a callback or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.