A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help injured claimants across the UK retain more compensation.

Whether you are based in Lhanbryde or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation 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 considered.

To win a Lhanbryde personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A no-obligation phone call with a Lhanbryde personal injury solicitor will give answers and advice.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Lhanbryde are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121. Incidents in the Lhanbryde area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A96 and B9103 junction and on the single carriageway of the A96 and B9013 junction.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable litigators have a wealth of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lhanbryde.

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Work accident claims in Lhanbryde

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from factory workers to licensed conveyancers, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Lhanbryde

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by another person, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like strained muscles happening on potholes are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Station Rd and on St Andrews Road.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to MEK poisoning.

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Serious injury experts in Lhanbryde

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by solicitors and insurers when working out injury compensation.

By limiting the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a claim allows them to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers for many years have helped families affected by severe accidents. Injuries considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from degloving injuries to serious pharmaceutical error.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

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Lhanbryde No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Lhanbryde and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Lhanbryde and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance 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 does Quittance have of handling claims in Lhanbryde?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Lhanbryde, Moray and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Moray seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to accidents in the workplace.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you

Choosing the best solicitor to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the best settlement or award.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to advise you?

What should be considered when comparing Lhanbryde solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Are Lhanbryde claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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 ankle injuries causing some permanent problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?21,505 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Case studies

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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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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