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?

Updated: October 22, 2016

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 (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want closure or answers rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Grampian.

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Stonehaven No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Stonehaven and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Stonehaven, from fast track claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Stonehaven?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

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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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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