A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national network of solicitors help claimants across the UK keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Tain or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

For most claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

A short, no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Tain

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Tain

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured claimants, from forklift drivers to transportation planners, to claim work accident compensation.

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Tain

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

Tain specialists for serious injury compensation claims

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.

Our 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

Industrial disease

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

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

Tain 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 Tain and across the UK.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Tain, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the right lawyer for your compensation claim

It can take months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

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.

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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.

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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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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