A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of solicitors help clients across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Stonehaven or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Information and legal advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Road traffic accident claims in Stonehaven

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of professional no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the best awards for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Stonehaven.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Stonehaven are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

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Work accident claims in Stonehaven

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from nurses to sales executives, to claim maximum compensation.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).

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Stonehaven lawyers for serious injury claims

We recognise the vital change an injury claim will make to seriously injured Claimants. Quittance work to get maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.

Clinical negligence in Stonehaven

Medical negligence (which is now more properly referred to as clinical negligence) is where an illness or injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Aberdeenshire and Stonehaven have helped with clinical negligence claims made against infirmaries and hospitals including Kincardine Community Hospital, Kirkton Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2NJ.

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Stonehaven No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors

No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs protect Claimants from an obligation to settle solicitors' fees if the case is not won.

A 'success fee' will be charged by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be in most cases 25% and will be deducted from your award or settlement.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee

Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay any of the solicitor's costs in the event that your claim is lost. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here


How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Injury lawyer reviews in Stonehaven - What to look for

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between law firms is surprising.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of ?55,230 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from ?33,138 to ?46,945.

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Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a firm that has medical facilities near Stonehaven as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

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