A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injury claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Portlethen or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Portlethen

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from plasterers to probation officers, to secure financial compensation awards.

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Portlethen

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Portlethen.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Portlethen are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police 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.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders experienced on raised flagstones are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Rowanbank Rd and on North Deeside Road.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Portlethen

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Portlethen serious injury claims

We recognise the vital change compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. By reducing the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables claimants to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have aided claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from cerebral palsy to asbestosis.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Portlethen 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 Portlethen and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Portlethen and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record 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

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Portlethen?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards securing the highest compensation award.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to work with?

Will you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not relevant as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Portlethen - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?133,931 for severe tinnitus can range from ?80,359 to ?113,841.

More information Compare solicitors

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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