Updated: Tuesday, 26th July 2016
Our nationwide panel of solicitors help personal injury Claimants throughout the UK to retain more compensation.
No matter whether you live in Portree or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Beginning your claim sooner should allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Locating the best solicitor
It can take many months for most claims to be settled. Cases 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 service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide both expert legal guidance and practical advice.
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.
What kinds of cases does Quittance handle in Portree?
Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have guided clients in Portree whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Road accidents in Portree
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Portree are relatively common with statistics showing 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 580.
Quittances network of specialist legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Portree.
Portree serious injury claims
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to pesticide poisoning.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. They are quite often the cause of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with slips having happened on Wentworth Street.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from electricians to patent attorneys, to claim injury compensation.
Clinical negligence in Portree
Medical negligence, which is now more properly referred to as 'clinical negligence', is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Portree have helped with cases brought against hospitals including Portree Hospital, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9BZ.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Portree
When you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer states that the legal fees are not payable. If the claim is successful, the legal fees will be covered by the Defendant or their insurer.
A success fee is levied by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee will be generally 25% and is taken out of the compensation settlement.
Will there be extra fees to be paid?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information. Information helps you make the right choice.
Find more information online without being required to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get your injury claim underway
Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with the contact form.
Quittance's team of experts help injured people every day. Would you like to know more? You can request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.