A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury 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

Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Elgin

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Elgin are quite common. Police reporters 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.

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for optimum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Elgin.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Elgin

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people injured in an accident, from gardeners to food scientists, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Elgin

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by latex.

See: Industrial disease claims

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.

See: Serious injury claims

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.

Elgin 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 Elgin and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Elgin, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Elgin?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Elgin, Moray and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Moray get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to accidents on the road.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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?".

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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