A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of lawyers help injured claimants across the country to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Insch or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

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

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:

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

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Insch

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Insch.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Insch are quite common. Government statistics reveal 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 570.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Insch

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from warehouse assistants to health visitors, to claim compensation from their employer.

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by tools in use or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on High St and on Commerce Street.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury specialists handling compensation in Insch

We recognise the vital change an injury claim will make to severely injured claimants. By reducing the pressure serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Insch

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, for example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Insch No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Insch and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Insch, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Insch?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Insch, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to consider when finding the right personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?6,085 for a minor head injury might vary from ?3,651 to ?5,172.

Additional reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Insch?

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

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

Look into Insch solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are contemplating which lawyer to pick.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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