A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured claimants across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Muir of Ord or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

For most claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Muir of Ord

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed people, from office workers to materials specialists, to claim injury compensation.

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Muir of Ord

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Muir of Ord experts for serious injury compensation

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. Our 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

Industrial disease

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Muir Of Ord

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Highland.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Muir of Ord 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 Muir of Ord and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Muir of Ord, from fast track claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

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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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

It can take months for the majority of claims to be settled. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

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.

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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.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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