A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national panel of injury lawyers help claimants across the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Fraserburgh or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Making your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Fraserburgh

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed claimants, from lathe operators to education administrators, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Fraserburgh

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Fraserburgh are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Our panel of skilled litigators have decades of experience in getting the highest general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Fraserburgh.

Read more: Road accident claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury

We recognise the difference a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on St. Modans Place and on Mid St.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Fraserburgh

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Grampian.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Fraserburgh No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Fraserburgh and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Fraserburgh, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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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 claims in Fraserburgh?

We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Usually a injury claim can take several months to complete and in serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

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 moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?22,660 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will you need to instruct a local Fraserburgh solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not very relevant as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Reviews for lawyers in Fraserburgh

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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