Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
Our national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.
If you are based in Lerwick or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must be made within three years in most cases.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
A short, no-obligation phone call with an Lerwick injury lawyer can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
Locating the best injury lawyer
Finding the most appropriate lawyer to represent you is the most important step towards securing the best compensation award for your accident.
How can you make certain you choose the ideal law firm for your case?
Will you need to select a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so critical as cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a firm with national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical exam.
More details - Do I have to attend a medical?
Look into Lerwick personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are contemplating which solicitor to choose.
Read more : Quittance reviews
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious hand injuries could vary between £23,430 and £50,050 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Which kinds of claims do you conduct in Lerwick?
Our network of lawyers have represented individuals in Lerwick and throughout Shetland Islands whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and medical conditions in Lerwick include:
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to chromium related illnesses.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in in achieving the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Lerwick.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Lerwick are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 47 accidents (42 slight accidents, 4 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shetland Islands local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 29.
Lerwick experts for serious injury compensation claims
Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people affected by major injury. Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitors have helped families recover damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious range from birth negligence to chronic pain.
Medical negligence in Lerwick
Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. A common example could be a pressure sore claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Shetland Islands and Lerwick have handled compensation claims filed against the health service including Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0TB.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Safety figures reveal that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also common with trips having happened on Commercial Street and in Toll Clock Shopping Centre.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from kitchen workers to legal executives, to claim compensation.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Lerwick
If you win the case, the legal costs will be settled by the losing side (or their insurance company). In the event that you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not need to pay the solicitor's fees should your claim is lost. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give clear answers helping you determine whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Find more information without having to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Get your injury claim started
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 to begin the compensation claim, or start a injury claim here.
Quittance's team of experts can help. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.