A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales keep more of their personal injury settlement.

No matter whether you are based in Westhill or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Making an injury claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

In most cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

What issues to consider when finding the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors 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 trust throughout the claims process to offer expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Comparing injury solicitors in Westhill - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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 severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £42,460 to £67,925 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Which claims for compensation do you conduct in Westhill?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Westhill and throughout Aberdeenshire. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:

Road traffic compensation claims

Accidents involving all vehicles in Westhill 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 area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 570. Accidents in the Westhill region in 2013 included crashes on the A944 and B9119 roundabout and on the B9119 and B979 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of certified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in obtaining the best settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Westhill.

Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to seriously injured Claimants. A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors for many years have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include head injuries, hydrocarbon poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to solvent exposure.

Clinical and medical negligence in Westhill

Medical negligence, correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence, is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Aberdeenshire and Westhill have been instructed on negligence compensation claims made against healthcare providers including Woodend General Hospital, Aberdeen, AB15 6XS.

Slip and trip accidents

Reported figures emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a fall from a height or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained arms sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.

Accidents at work

We have assisted people, from forklift drivers to travel agents, to claim work accident compensation.

Westhill No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers

Conditional Fee Agreements, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from a need to settle their solicitor's fees if their claim is not successful.

Do you have to pay any fees?

Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not have to pay the law firm's fees should your claim is unsuccessful. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about claiming compensation

Before you choose a solicitor arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information helps you to make the right choice.

Get answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice on our FAQ page.

Ready to start?

Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin your claim for compensation, or start your claim online here.

If you have anything else to ask first, request a callback or contact on 0800 612 7456.