Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Our national panel of lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Macduff or anywhere in the country, our lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
In order to win a Macduff personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Your solicitor can take you through each of these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.
What to think about when locating the right lawyer
Usually a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
You do not need to select a lawyer near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 serious hand injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £23,430 to £50,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Macduff?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Claims our panel of solicitors conducts
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Macduff and throughout Aberdeenshire. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Macduff
Medical negligence, which is now more properly called Clinical Negligence, is when an illness or injury is suffered by a person a failing by a healthcare professional. A typical example might be a care home injury compensation claim. Quittance's specialist panel of lawyers covering Macduff have worked on claims brought against the health service that include Chalmers Hospital, Banff, AB45 1JA.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our group of specialist legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Macduff.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Macduff are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 570.
Macduff serious injury compensation claims
The lasting impact serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. Damages should ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors communicate with the legal system, insurance providers and medical practitioners to make sure Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people, from members of the air force to materials specialists, to get the compensation they deserve.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on potholes are also common with recent trips having happened on High St and on Castle Street.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of compensation claims in Macduff
If your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that their fees are not payable. Were you to be successful, the legal fees are covered by the other side or their insurer.
Do you need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance offer jargon-free information helping people affected by injury decide whether to go ahead.
Find answers to questions asked by people seeking claims advice in our FAQ section.
Get a claim for compensation underway
Once you are ready to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through the contact form here.
Talk to our panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.