Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
No matter whether you live in Kirkwall or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
For most claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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
The solicitor will explain how your injury claim will relate to the points.
Picking the best lawyer for you
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and practical advice.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Comparing Kirkwall personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The difference in the level of success fees between solicitors is important for Claimants.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £4,367 for a severe thumb dislocation can range from £2,620 to £3,712.
Personal injury compensation cases we handle in Kirkwall
Quittance's network of solicitors have represented individuals in Kirkwall whose accident circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from forklift drivers to investment fund managers, to claim maximum compensation.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from industrial deafness to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Road accidents in Kirkwall
Quittances panel of knowledgeable no win no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Kirkwall.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kirkwall are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 30 accidents (24 slight accidents, 4 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Orkney Islands local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 29.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident in the workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken ankles occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on Junction Road.
Medical negligence in Kirkwall
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is when an illness or injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Quittance's specialist panel of injury solicitors covering Orkney Islands and Kirkwall have helped Claimants with compensation claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Balfour Hospital, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1BH.
Serious injury experts acting in Kirkwall
The impact of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out compensation. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on a Claimant and their family, an injury claim helps Claimants to prioritise recovery.
Our network of expert solicitors for many years have aided people affected by major accidents.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after claims for compensation in Kirkwall
Solicitors handling Kirkwall injury claims generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.
A success fee is levied by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be in most cases 25% and will be taken out of your compensation.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the FAQ page.
Start a injury claim
You can start your compensation claim online or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
If you have further questions or would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback at a more convenient time or call 0800 612 7456.