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?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, 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.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Newmachar

Worker injured in accident

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

Read more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Newmachar

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Newmachar are relatively commonplace. Police reporters 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.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

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

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

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 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.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Newmachar

Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Newmachar No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Newmachar and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Newmachar, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

Have you handled many claims in Newmachar?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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