Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Highland and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Highland road accident claims

If you were hurt on Highland's roads due to a negligent driver, you should be able to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Highland

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Highland No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Highland injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Highland and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are Quittance Legal Services

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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