A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the UK to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Oldmeldrum or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Oldmeldrum or road accident, proving a claim has three key elements. 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.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Oldmeldrum

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oldmeldrum are relatively commonplace with a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Our network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Oldmeldrum.

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Work accident claims in Oldmeldrum

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from kitchen workers to multimedia specialists, to claim injury compensation.

Read more about Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by serious injury. We fight hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of solicitors have aided people receive damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include multiple fractures, birth negligence and bowel cancer.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported data demonstrate that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on West High St and on the Square.

Medical and clinical negligence in Oldmeldrum

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Grampian.

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Oldmeldrum 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 Oldmeldrum and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Oldmeldrum and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Oldmeldrum?

We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Locating the best lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate legal expert for your legal case is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 19 offices within 25 miles of Oldmeldrum (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how do you make certain you instruct the best one to represent you?

The disparity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises prospective Claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?24,119 for a moderate pain disorder can vary from ?14,471 to ?20,501.

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Read Oldmeldrum solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative when trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

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Are Oldmeldrum Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

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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