A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help clients across the country to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Oban or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims should be made within three years in most cases.

In order to win a Oban personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer will discuss each of these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Oban

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Oban are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 255.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the highest awards for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Oban.

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Work accident claims in Oban

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from catering assistants to paediatric nurses, to claim injury compensation.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Oban

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Highland.

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Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on a Claimant and their dependants.

By relieving the stress serious injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with doctors, the Defendant's representatives and insurance companies, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to vibration white finger.

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Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics show that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents classified under another heading for instance being struck by machinery or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred in the area.

Oban No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Oban and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Oban, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Oban?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Oban, Bute and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Bute seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to whiplash.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to find the best lawyer for your compensation claim

Selecting the best personal injury solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards securing the best settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you make certain you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to instruct?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?14,109 for severe toe injuries can vary from ?8,465 to ?11,993.

Read more at How to compare personal injury fees

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Oban - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. 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.

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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