Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Muir of Ord, Highland and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Muir Of Ord road accident claims
Muir Of Ord road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Muir Of Ord's roads, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Muir of Ord
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Government figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are often lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a falling object or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Village Hall and on Great North Rd.
Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by latex.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual.
By relieving the financial stress a major injury puts on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery. The panel of specialist law firms have aided people claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include lead poisoning and brain injuries.
For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Muir of Ord No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Muir of Ord injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Muir of Ord, Highland and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
We are here to help
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Muir of Ord?
We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Muir of Ord, the Highlands and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in the Highlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to building site accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Muir Of Ord solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.
Read more Solicitor 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 a moderate thumb injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,810 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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 network of medical professionals.
What are the road accident statistics in Muir of Ord
Accidents involving vehicles in Muir Of Ord are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 580.
Our network of road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Muir Of Ord.
Work accident statistics in Muir Of Ord
The most recent 2019
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.