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.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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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.

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Work accident claims in Nairn

Worker injured in accident

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

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Road traffic accident claims in Nairn

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

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.

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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.

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.

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Clinical negligence in Nairn

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland.

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Nairn No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Nairn and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Nairn and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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 is Quittance's track record of claims in Nairn?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Nairn, the Highlands and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout the Highlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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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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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