Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Tain, Highland and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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 Tain
Road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Tain's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tain
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Highland, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from mesothelioma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when working out injury compensation. Damages will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
The panel of solicitors have helped people collect compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious include hydrocarbon poisoning, neck injuries and major surgical negligence.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Tain 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, Tain 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 Tain, Highland 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.
What should I do next?
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
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Tain?
We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Tain, the Highlands and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of claimants across the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Check Tain personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Online reviews can be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to pick.
Find out more Quittance reviews
Will I need to go with a local Tain solicitor?
Going for a local lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are conducted by phone and email.
However, you should go with a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Tain
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Tain are common with statistics showing 20 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 523 slight accidents in 2013 in Highland (Total events were 616 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 580.
Our group of proficient no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Tain.
Work accident statistics in Tain
The most recent 2019
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.