Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How we can help you
We have helped injured claimants in Shetland Islands, Shetland and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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:
Road accident claims in Shetland Islands
Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Shetland Islands's roads due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Shetland Islands's roads, our expert team are here. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shetland Islands
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you a builder hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
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.
Injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
More injury claim types
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. The panel of expert solicitor firms have for many years aided families impacted by severe accidents.
Shetland Islands 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, Shetland Islands 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 Shetland Islands, Shetland 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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
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Have the solicitors handled many claims in Shetland Islands?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Shetland Islands, Shetland and across the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Shetland seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and whiplash.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
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.
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.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.