A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national network of lawyers help injured claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more damages.

Whether you are based in Huntly or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

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

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor should consider how your case will relate to each of the points.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Huntly

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Huntly are relatively commonplace with 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 570.

Quittance's network of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in achieving optimum compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Huntly.

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Work accident claims in Huntly

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from electricians to graphic designers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Other types of claim

Huntly lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the critical difference compensation makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury.

By limiting the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim allows individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert law firms have aided families claim compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include back injuries, amputation and chemical burns.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries like sprained arms happening on pavement ice are also quite common with street falls having occurred on the Square and on Main Street.

Medical negligence in Huntly

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian.

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Huntly 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 Huntly and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Huntly and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Huntly?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Huntly, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to cycling accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Reviews for solicitors in Huntly

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?22,103 for very serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from ?13,262 to ?18,787.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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