Updated: Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Our national panel of lawyers help Claimants across the UK retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
If you are based in Forres or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Injury claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
In most cases, there are three key components to proving a 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
The solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Choosing the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.
How do you make sure you choose the ideal firm to represent you?
Solicitor reviews in Forres - What to consider
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For ankle injuries causing some permanent problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £21,505 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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?".
Are Forres Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Cases we conduct in Forres
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Forres and Moray. Our team can assist with:
Litigators can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to farmers lung.
Medical negligence in Forres
Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is the legal term a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Forres have worked on claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Leanchoil Hospital, 91 St Leonard's Road, Forres, IV36 2RF.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from forklift drivers to fisheries officers, to claim compensation.
Forres lawyers for serious injury compensation
The lasting impact of a serious injury is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation.
By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person and their family, injury compensation enables people to focus on recovery.
Slips and trips
Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on potholes are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on High St.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Forres
Accidents involving vehicles in Forres are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 121.
Our network of proficient no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Forres.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Forres cases
Lawyers handling claims in Forres generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.
This prevents your solicitor from charging you any legal costs if they lose the case.
A success fee is levied by Forres solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be taken out of the compensation award and will be generally 25%.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
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
We give jargon-free information helping Claimants decide whether to make an injury claim.
Get answers to common questions on our FAQ page.
Ready to begin?
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our contact form here.
Talk to a member of Quittance's panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.