A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of lawyers help claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kemnay or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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

Beginning your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.

Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kemnay

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from catering assistants to investment bankers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kemnay

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of trained legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Kemnay.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Kemnay are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 570.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to benzene poisoning.

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

Slips and trips

Government data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having occurred on West High St and on the Square.

Kemnay serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their family. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a claimant, an injury claim enables them to prioritise recovery.

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Kemnay

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

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

Kemnay 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 Kemnay and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kemnay and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Kemnay?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the right solicitor for your compensation claim

Finding the best injury lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 19 offices within 25 miles of Kemnay (according to the SRA website) - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal firm to instruct?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a severe foot injury, for example, ranges from ?67,870 to ?88,660 (based on 2015 market data).

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Kemnay personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor to go with.

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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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