A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help clients across the country to keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Newtonhill or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Newtonhill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from building site contractors to nutritional therapists, to claim injury compensation.

For more information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Newtonhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Newtonhill.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Newtonhill are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 570.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury claims

Slips and trips

Government statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Skateraw Road and on Kirkton Rd.

Newtonhill serious injury compensation

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery. Our panel of law firms have for many years helped families affected by severe accidents.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical negligence in Newtonhill

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Newtonhill 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 Newtonhill and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Newtonhill, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Newtonhill?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Newtonhill personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The variation in fees charged by lawyers is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?43,478 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can vary from ?26,087 to ?36,956.

Read more at How to compare injury 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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