A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of lawyers help injury claimants across the country to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Invergordon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

A free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Invergordon

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Invergordon are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 580.

Our network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers are experienced in getting the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Invergordon.

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Work accident claims in Invergordon

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed claimants, from carpenters to government lawyers, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Other types of claim

Invergordon serious injury claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant impact on a claimant and their family. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our panel of expert solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include asbestos-related disease and spinal cord damage.

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Slips and trips

HSE statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are typically lead to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent pothole trips having happened on High St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Invergordon

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Highland, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to farmers lung.

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Invergordon 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 Invergordon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Invergordon, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers 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 you have of handling claims in Invergordon?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Invergordon, the Highlands and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to cycling accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The contrast in the level of fees between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?31,086 for loss of hearing in one ear might vary from ?18,651 to ?26,423.

Additional reading : How much can you claim?

Do you need to instruct a local Invergordon legal firm ?

The location of a firm is not very important as cases are normally conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a law firm with medical facilities near Invergordon as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?

Invergordon solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

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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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