A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of injury lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Nairn or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Making an injury claim

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Are Nairn Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam 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.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a wrist fracture could vary between £2,860 and £3,850 (based on 2015 market research).

Check Nairn personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to sign up with.

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Which kinds of claims does Quittance handle in Nairn and The Highlands?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Nairn. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Nairn

Road accidents involving vehicles in Nairn are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 580.

Our network of professional injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Nairn.

Nairn experts for serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury puts on a Claimant and their family, a successful claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Accidents in the workplace

We have assisted Claimants, from nurses to manufacturing engineers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by another person, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having happened on Moss Side Road and on Greens Nurseries.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to acute silicosis.

Clinical negligence in Nairn

Medical negligence, which is more precisely known as 'clinical negligence', is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. A typical example might be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our experienced panel of personal injury lawyers covering Nairn have worked on claims brought against healthcare providers that include Nairn Town and County Hospital, Cawdor Road, Nairn, IV12 5EE.

How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Nairn cases

If your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees. When you win, the costs for your solicitor are covered by the other side.

A 'success fee' can be charged by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike their standard fees, this fee is generally 25 percent and will be paid out of the Claimant's award.

Are there any additional costs that need to be paid?

We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will never have to pay your lawyer's legal costs if you do not win your claim. Read more about No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

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

Get more information

We offer jargon-free answers to help Claimants choose whether to start the claim.

Get answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.

Ready to start?

You can begin the injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.

Quittance's specialist team are here to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.