A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the country to retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Newmachar or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Making a claim

Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our network of expert solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less important as injury cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Newmachar?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The contrast in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £43,891 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could conceivably vary from £26,334 to £37,307.

See : Compare solicitors quotes

Which types of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Newmachar and Aberdeenshire?

Our panel of lawyers help clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.

Medical and clinical negligence in Newmachar

Medical negligence, which is now correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence', is when an injury is suffered by a person a failing on the part of a healthcare professional. A common example might be a dental negligence claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Newmachar have helped with negligence legal action brought against local hospitals including Inverurie Hospital, Upperboat Road, Inverurie, AB51 3UL.

Newmachar solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the critical change compensation makes to the lives of people affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the stress severe injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim enables people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided Claimants claim compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include concussion and birth negligence.

Accidents at work

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to multimedia programmers, to claim compensation from their employer.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to acute silicosis.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Newmachar

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Newmachar are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 570.

Our group of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Newmachar.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by a falling object, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Oldmeldrum Rd and on Dyce.

Newmachar No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors

No Win, No Fee agreements (or CFAs) preserve Claimants in Newmachar from the requirement to pay legal fees if the claim is not won.

A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be usually 25% and is deducted from your compensation award.

100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print.

Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What should happen next?

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

Get more information

Before you choose to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information. Information helps you make the right decision for you.

If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.

Ready to make a injury claim?

When you are ready to proceed, you can begin your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using Quittance's contact form.

Contact the Quittance team for more detail about you claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.