Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Our national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Shetland Islands or anywhere else in the UK, wecan can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Beginning your claim sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by your solicitor.
Guidance for injured people searching for a lawyer
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Look into Shetland Islands solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Researching online reviews can certainly be helpful when contemplating which lawyer to select.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
The variation in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £84,653 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems can range from £50,792 to £71,955.
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Legal claims Quittance conducts in Shetland Islands
Quittance's panel of solicitors have assisted individuals get compensation for a range of injuries.
Slips and trips
HSE statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are frequently the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.
Road accidents in Shetland Islands
Accidents involving vehicles in Shetland Islands are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 47 accidents (42 slight accidents, 4 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shetland Islands local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 29.
Our panel of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for maximum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Shetland Islands.
The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an injured person. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitor firms have for many years aided families impacted by severe accidents.
Medical and clinical negligence in Shetland Islands
Medical negligence, which is more properly referred to as 'clinical negligence', is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Shetland Islands and Shetland Islands have helped with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0TB.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped Claimants, from catering assistants to recruitment consultants, to seek financial compensation.
Injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
Shetland Islands No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
In the event that you are successful, the fees for your lawyer must be settled by the Defendant (or their insurer). When you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal fees.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
Some firms may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers will help you to make the right decision for you.
Get answers to popular questions on the FAQ page.
Ready to begin your injury claim?
You can start your compensation claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a specialist solicitor.
If you have something else to ask, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.