A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of personal injury solicitors help claimants across the country to retain more compensation.

Whether you live in Grantown on Spey or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Grantown on Spey

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from forklift drivers to environmental managers, to get the compensation they deserve.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Grantown on Spey

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating the best damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Grantown On Spey.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Grantown On Spey

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. To raise a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Grantown on Spey serious injury claims

The lasting impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by the Courts when working out what a claim is worth. We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist law firms communicate with medical providers and insurers to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to farmers lung.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Grantown on Spey 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 Grantown on Spey and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Grantown on Spey, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are selected for their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Grantown on Spey?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Grantown on Spey, the Highlands and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants across the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to pick the right solicitor

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Look into Grantown On Spey solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to choose.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will you need to instruct a local Grantown On Spey injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?42,531 for a severe pain disorder could vary from ?25,519 to ?36,151.

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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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