Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How can we help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Portree, Highland and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Portree road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Portree's roads due to a negligent road user.
Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. Our expert guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Portree
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 the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than injury compensation. For example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to raise a complaint against NHS Highland.
For more information: Medical negligence claims
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to pesticide poisoning.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
We understand the difference an injury claim makes to severely injured claimants. By limiting the pressure a serious injury puts on an injured person, a claim enables them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of specialist solicitors correspond with medical experts and insurers ensuring families impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include spinal cord damage, asbestosis and amputation.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Portree 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, Portree 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 Portree, Highland 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.
Starting a claim
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
How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Portree?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Portree, the Highlands and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across the Highlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and building site accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Are Portree claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Comparing Portree personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £12,100 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.