A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury claimants across the country to keep more of their compensation.

No matter whether you are based in Highland or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Highland

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Highland.

Accidents involving vehicles in Highland are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Highland

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from electricians to gallery exhibition officers, to seek financial compensation.

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are sometimes forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as sprained arms occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Tomich and on Allarburn Place.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to acute silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Highland lawyers for serious injury claims

We understand the change an injury claim can make to seriously injured claimants. The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. Our network of solicitors correspond with medical professionals, Courts and insurance companies ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious include major surgical negligence and eye injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Highland

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Highland, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Highland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Highland and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Highland, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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 Highland?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in the Highlands and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to building site accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Help for those seeking a personal injury solicitor

In many cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between firms is vast

For example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?11,872 for serious thumb injuries can vary from ?7,123 to ?10,091.

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Do I need a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will have to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a local medical centre?

Comparing Highland personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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