A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Mintlaw or anywhere in the country, our lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: October 18, 2016

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

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Mintlaw or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Your solicitor will explain how the points will relate to your case.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Work accident claims in Mintlaw

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from soldiers to medical representatives, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Mintlaw

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Mintlaw.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Mintlaw are quite 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 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Mintlaw

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by latex.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by hand tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones happening on spillages are also common with pothole trips having happened on South St and on Mill Street.

Serious injury

We recognise the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

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Mintlaw 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 Mintlaw and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Mintlaw, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Mintlaw?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Help for those searching for a personal injury solicitor

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for loss of taste, for example, ranges from ?15,510 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

What should you consider when comparing Mintlaw solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Are Mintlaw Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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 medical network.

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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