A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the country to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Peterculter or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a personal injury solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Peterculter

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from electricians to personal assistants, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Peterculter

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Peterculter are not uncommon with a total of 395 accidents (291 slight accidents, 100 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeen City local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 310. Incidents in the Peterculter region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A93 and B979 junction and on the single carriageway of the B9077 and B979 junction.

Quittance's network of best of breed lawyers have vast experience in getting the best general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Peterculter.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Peterculter

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data underline the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised backs experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Dyce and on Countesswells Rd.

Peterculter experts for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury.

Our network of solicitors work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of lawyers for many years have helped families impacted by severe accidents.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to siderosis (welders lung).

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Peterculter No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Peterculter and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Peterculter and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Peterculter?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to check when finding the right injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?12,076 for mild asthma could vary from ?7,246 to ?10,265.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

What should be considered when comparing Peterculter solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

Are Peterculter claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

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 medical network.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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