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?

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.

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

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.

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

Work accident claims in Turriff

Worker injured in accident

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

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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.

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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 - correctly known as Clinical Negligence - is where an illness or injury is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. Our expert panel of personal injury lawyers covering Turriff have helped people with legal cases made against the health service that include Turriff Cottage Hospital, Balmellie Road, Turriff, AB53 4DQ.

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No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Turriff

Solicitors looking after claims in Turriff and Aberdeenshire in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the case is lost.

Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?

Some solicitors could charge additional costs if they lose your case. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

FAQs

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).