Updated: Thursday, 1st September 2016
Quittance's national network of solicitors help injury Claimants across the country retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Peterhead or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown 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.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
In many cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe knee injuries could vary between £56,375 and £77,770 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Check Peterhead solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Reading reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which lawyer to pick.
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Which types of compensation claims do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injuries in Peterhead and across Aberdeenshire. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
The lasting impact of serious injury is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are working out what a claim is worth. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors correspond with doctors and health professionals, insurance companies and Courts ensuring families affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to PCB exposure.
We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants injured at work, from members of the Royal Navy to personnel officers, to claim compensation from their employer.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Prince St and on Clerkhill Rd.
Road accidents in Peterhead
Our network of expert no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Peterhead.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Peterhead are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.
Clinical negligence in Peterhead
Medical negligence - which is now more accurately known as 'clinical negligence' - is where an injury or illness is sustained from a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Aberdeenshire and Peterhead have assisted with medical negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals including Peterhead Community Hospital, Links Terrace, Peterhead, AB42 2XB.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Peterhead
Should you win, your legal costs will be settled by the other side. In the event that your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means the lawyer's legal costs are not payable.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance provide jargon-free information to help people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.
Find more information without being required to pick up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Start a compensation claim
When you have decided to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with our online contact form here.
Our expert team are ready to help. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.