A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Thurso or anywhere in the country, we can take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: October 14, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a Thurso personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Thurso

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Thurso are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 616 accidents (523 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 20 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Highland local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 580.

Our panel of trained no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in achieving the best awards for people hurt in a road accident in Thurso.

More about Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Thurso

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed people, from lathe operators to systems designers, to claim for their work related injuries.

More about Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Thurso

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Highland, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

More about Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics reveal that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from mesothelioma to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Thurso solicitors for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By limiting the pressure a serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation helps Claimants to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided families recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic range from amputation to back injuries.

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Thurso 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 Thurso and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Thurso, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Thurso?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Thurso, the Highlands and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout the Highlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What to check when finding the right lawyer

Identifying the most suitable personal injury solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement.

How can you make certain you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?

What should you look for when checking Thurso solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not very critical as injury cases are typically managed remotely.

You will need to go with a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a serious back injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?59,950 to ?71,500 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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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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