A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to retain more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Kingswells or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

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Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Kingswells

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kingswells are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 100 serious accidents and 291 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeen City (Total events were 395 local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 310.

Quittance's panel of professional personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Kingswells.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Kingswells

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from bricklayers to land-based engineers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Find out more: Accident at work claims

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Other claims

Kingswells serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors communicate with insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips and trips are often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken arms occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Kingswood Drive and on Kingswells Avenue.

Clinical negligence in Kingswells

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

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Kingswells 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 Kingswells and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Kingswells, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Kingswells?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

The variation in the level of personal injury fees between different solicitors is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?91,817 for severe arm injuries could vary from ?55,090 to ?78,044.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Kingswells

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that provides a national network as claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - What is the process for attending 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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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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