Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help you
Each year, we help injured people in Orkney Islands, Orkney and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Orkney Islands road accident claims
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Orkney Islands's roads as the result of another driver's carelessness, you can claim compensation.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved in a hit-and-run, the Quittance guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Orkney Islands
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related disease to organophosphate exposure.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
Orkney Islands No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Orkney Islands injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Orkney Islands, Orkney and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Speak to an expert
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Orkney Islands
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.
Work accident statistics in Orkney Islands
The most up to date 2019
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.