A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help clients across the UK to retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Inverurie or anywhere in the country, our lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Key criteria

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Inverurie

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from electricians to lecturers, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Inverurie

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Inverurie are common. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Quittance's panel of accredited personal injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Inverurie.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Inverurie

Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury experts in Inverurie

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an individual and their family.

Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors have helped Claimants recover damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include paralysis and birth negligence.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on West High St and on Northern Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Inverurie and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist 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

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Inverurie?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

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.

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Inverurie?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need to choose a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not especially critical as cases are managed remotely.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for loss of smell could vary between ?20,185 and ?26,620 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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