A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of lawyers help injured claimants throughout England and Wales retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Laurencekirk or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim sooner should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Laurencekirk

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from members of the army to lecturers, to claim maximum compensation.

For more information: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Laurencekirk

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Laurencekirk are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Quittance's panel of certified no win, no fee legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Laurencekirk.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Laurencekirk serious injury compensation claims

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when calculating compensation. The Quittance team fight to get the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms communicate with Courts, insurance providers and medical practitioners to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Laurencekirk

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To make a complaint against NHS Grampian, for example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles suffered on poorly maintained roads are also common with trips having occurred on High Street.

Laurencekirk 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 Laurencekirk and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Laurencekirk, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Has Quittance handled many Laurencekirk claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

Instructing the best solicitors' practice to help you is the most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the best one to take on your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?21,505 to ?31,625 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What should you consider when comparing Laurencekirk solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Laurencekirk?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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