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.

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.

Making an injury 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.

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.

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.

Which types of cases does Quittance conduct in Muir of Ord?

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Muir of Ord and throughout The Highlands. Quittance can assist with:

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.

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.

Road traffic accidents 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 in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Muir Of Ord.

Medical and clinical negligence in Muir Of Ord

Medical negligence, which is more correctly known as clinical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. An example case could be a surgical error compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Muir Of Ord have been instructed on medical negligence compensation claims filed against healthcare providers including Ross Memorial Hospital, Ferry Road, Dingwall, IV15 9QT.

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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

How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims in Muir of Ord

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs, protect Muir of Ord Claimants from the obligation to pay solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.

Do you need to pay any fees?

Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never have to pay any of the lawyer's fees should you do not win your claim. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more

We give detailed answers to help you decide whether to start a claim.

Get additional information without picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions.

How to get your injury claim underway

Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 to get a compensation claim underway, alternatively you can start your compensation claim online here.

If you have anything else to ask or would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor first, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.