Updated: Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Fort William or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.
In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be shown 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.
How to pick the best lawyer for you
In many cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete and for serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
The contrast in the level of fees charged by solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £43,465 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist could conceivably vary from £26,079 to £36,945.
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Will you need to choose a local legal firm ?
The location of the solicitors office is not especially critical as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Fort William as you will need to attend a medical exam.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Fort William
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Personal injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors handles in Fort William and The Highlands
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Fort William. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to irritant contact dermatitis.
Fort William serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their family. A claim will ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Clinical negligence in Fort William
Clinical negligence, in the past referred to as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness results from a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Fort William have worked on legal action made against healthcare providers that include Belford Hospital, Belford Road, Fort William, PH33 6BS.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are still the most common accident at work. They are sometimes connected to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on raised flagstones are also common with street falls having happened on High Street and on Battlefield Crescent.
Road traffic claims
Our group of proficient road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Fort William.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Fort William are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from construction workers to editorial assistants, to claim injury compensation.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after claims in Fort William
Were you to be successful, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the losing side. In the event that your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged.
Will I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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