A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales retain more of their compensation.

If you live in Lossiemouth or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma 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.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Lossiemouth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from factory workers to local government administrators, to claim for their work related injuries.

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Lossiemouth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lossiemouth are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Lossiemouth.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Lossiemouth

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Lossiemouth specialists for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major impact on an affected individual.

A successful claim will ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms have helped families claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include poisoning, eye injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Official statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as facial scarring experienced on tripping on a street are also common with recent slips having happened on High St.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to emphysema.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Lossiemouth 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 Lossiemouth and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Lossiemouth, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Lossiemouth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Lossiemouth, Moray and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Moray seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

What should you look for when comparing Lossiemouth solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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 mild asthma, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?8,580 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical exam.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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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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