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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a claim

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 these 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.

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.

Personal injury compensation cases our network of solicitors handles in Oldmeldrum

Our panel of lawyers represent people in Oldmeldrum and across Aberdeenshire whose situations ranged and led to serious injuries including:

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.

Road traffic compensation claims

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 in securing optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Oldmeldrum.

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Oldmeldrum

Medical negligence, which is more properly called clinical negligence, is when an illness or injury follows a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. An example case might be a blood clot injury claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Aberdeenshire and Oldmeldrum have handled medical negligence compensation claims brought against hospitals that include Inverurie Hospital, Upperboat Road, Inverurie, AB51 3UL.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Oldmeldrum claims for compensation

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs, preserve injured Claimants from a need to settle their legal fees if the compensation claim is not won.

Are there hidden fees in the small print?

Some firms could levy extra costs if the case does not complete. Using our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.

Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

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

Learn more about your claim

Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. The right information helps you make the best choice.

Find additional information without having to call a law firm. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Start a claim

You can start your compensation claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with an expert lawyer.

Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you need more information, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.