A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients across the UK retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Moray or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your lawyer should explain how your case relates to these issues.

Injury claims calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Moray

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from factory workers to marketing account managers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Moray

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited litigators have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for claimants hurt in a car accident in Moray.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Moray are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 155 accidents (105 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Moray council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 121.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Victoria St and on High St.

Serious injury

We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Compensation will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitors work with insurers and Courts to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from degloving injuries to benzene poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Moray

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Moray 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 Moray and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Moray and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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 Moray?

We are a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Moray and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Moray get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Finding the best legal representation for your legal matter is a crucial step towards receiving the best compensation award.

What is the best way to ensure you choose the best firm to help you?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Moray?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Moray solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more : Reviews

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 neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?53,075 to ?105,875 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.

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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