A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants across the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Keith or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Key criteria

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to win a Keith personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Keith

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from lathe operators to licensed conveyancers, to claim injury compensation.

Further information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Keith

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best damages for anyone hurt in a road accident in Keith.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Keith are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Keith

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want answers rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury specialists serving Keith

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an injured Claimant. We work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers engage with medical experts, Courts and insurers ensuring Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to chemical poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics show that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are typically the initiators of accidents filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured wrists happening on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having occurred on Mid St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Keith No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Keith and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Keith, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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 Keith?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Keith, Moray and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Moray get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Picking the right lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?93,934 for severe leg injuries could conceivably vary from ?56,360 to ?79,843.

Read more at How to compare personal injury fees

Look into Keith personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.

Read Quittance reviews

Do I need to choose a local Keith injury lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not important as cases are normally conducted remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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