A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of solicitors help Claimants across the UK to retain more compensation.

Whether you are based in Inverness or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Your lawyer can take you through these points and will look at how they apply in your case.

What is my claim worth?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Work accident claims in Inverness

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from construction workers to it consultants, to claim compensation.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Inverness

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Inverness.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Inverness are common with statistics showing a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580. Accidents in the Inverness area in 2013 included collisions on the A82 and A9 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B862 and B861 crossroads.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from radiation exposure to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries filed under a different category for instance being struck by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Queensgate and on Lochalsh Rd.

Inverness serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury places on a Claimant and their family, an injury claim helps Claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with doctors, insurance providers and Courts ensuring families affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Inverness

When a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to raise a complaint against NHS Highland.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Inverness No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Inverness and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Inverness, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Inverness?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Inverness, the Highlands and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout the Highlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Do I need a local solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is not so critical as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical centres as Claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?

The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?11,159 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss might vary from ?6,695 to ?9,485.

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Reviews for lawyers in Inverness

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. 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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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