A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Peterhead

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Peterhead

Worker injured in accident

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.

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Other claims

Serious injury

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.

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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.

Clinical negligence in Peterhead

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for answers as opposed to a compensation award. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to PCB exposure.

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Peterhead 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 Peterhead and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Peterhead and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

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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 injury claims in Peterhead?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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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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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