A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of solicitors help injury Claimants throughout the UK retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Stornoway or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: October 21, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a Stornoway personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Stornoway

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to structural engineers, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Stornoway

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Stornoway.

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Other injury claims

Stornoway lawyers for serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured Claimants. A claim will ease the financial load on an injured Claimant so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert law firms work with doctors and health professionals, insurance providers and the legal system ensuring Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy, eye injuries and radiation exposure.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Stornoway

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Eileanan Siar, for example, you can write to Health Board Offices, 37 South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to silicosis.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened in the area.

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Stornoway No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stornoway and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Stornoway, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Stornoway?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Na h-Eileanan an Iar seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and injuries sustained at work.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Selecting the best PI lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the most compensation for your accident.

How do you make certain you choose the most appropriate law firm to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Stornoway?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?6,102 for a minor head injury can range from ?3,661 to ?5,187.

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What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Stornoway?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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