Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Invergordon, Highland and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Invergordon road accident claims
You are entitled to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Invergordon's roads due to the carelessness of another road user.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved riding a cycle on Invergordon's roads, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Invergordon
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
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.
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, the 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.
More about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
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.
The 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.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Invergordon 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, Invergordon 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 Invergordon, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
Read Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.