Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped injured claimants in Kirkwall, Orkney and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether liability can be proved.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Kirkwall road accident claims
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident, our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.
Kirkwall work injury claims
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as an agency worker or a zero-hours contractor, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.
Kirkwall medical negligence claims
When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Kirkwall, including NHS Orkney (Garden House, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney).
Kirkwall public place injury claims
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you have been injured when travelling on public transport or on a public footpath, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
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.
Kirkwall No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Kirkwall injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kirkwall, Orkney and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Kirkwall and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Kirkwall?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Kirkwall, Orkney and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Orkney get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and bike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Kirkwall
Quittance's 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.
What are the Kirkwall work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.