A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Turriff or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • 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
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How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Turriff

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Turriff are reasonably common with a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Our group of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Turriff.

Read more about Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Turriff

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from gardeners to tour operators, to claim work accident compensation.

Read more about No win, no fee work accident claim

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to vibration white finger.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Turriff solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The effect of a serious injury is understood by Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth. We fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped Claimants receive damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from brain injuries to major surgical negligence.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Government statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are sometimes related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a falling object or a lake drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred in the area.

Medical negligence in Turriff

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for answers as opposed to a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Turriff No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Turriff and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Turriff and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Turriff?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that helps people injured in Turriff, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to think about when selecting the right solicitor

Choosing the best PI lawyer to assist you is an important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

How can you make certain you instruct the ideal law firm for your specific circumstances?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Turriff - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need to instruct a local Turriff lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not so important as cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that has national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical exam.

See : Do you have a medical centre in or near Turriff?

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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for displaced metatarsal fractures, for example, ranges from ?11,110 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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