Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Inverness, Highland and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.
A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Inverness
Drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Inverness's roads due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on Inverness's roads, this road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Inverness
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place 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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Inverness 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, Inverness 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 Inverness, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Inverness
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.
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.