A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of solicitors help claimants across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Orkney Islands or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

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

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove 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.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Orkney Islands

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of qualified solicitors are experienced in achieving optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Orkney Islands.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Orkney Islands are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 30 accidents (24 slight accidents, 4 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Orkney Islands local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 29.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Orkney Islands

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to nature conservation officers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Find out more: Accident at work claims

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Orkney Islands

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Garden House, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, to make a complaint against NHS Orkney.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded data highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are frequently lead to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related disease to organophosphate exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury solicitors serving Orkney Islands

The lasting impact serious injury has will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. A successful claim should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurance companies, medical providers and the legal system to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy, brain tumours and dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

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Orkney Islands No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Orkney Islands and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Orkney Islands, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of experience and their success rate in winning 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
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What is your track record of injury claims in Orkney Islands?

We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Orkney Islands, Orkney and across the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Orkney get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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

It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

Comparing injury solicitors in Orkney Islands - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Will you need to select a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is less important as injury cases can be run by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice with a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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