A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of lawyers help Claimants across the country to retain more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Alyth or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven 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.

Making your claim sooner will allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Alyth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled no win no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Alyth.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Alyth are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 397 accidents (299 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Perth and Kinross local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 283.

Find out more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Alyth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from office workers to advice workers, to seek financial compensation.

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

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like sprained ankles experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on the Square and on Main Rd.

Medical negligence in Alyth

Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Tayside, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Alyth experts for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious include lung cancer and brain tumours.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Alyth 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 Alyth and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Alyth, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of our 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 you have of claims in Alyth?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Alyth, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Perth and Kinross get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What to consider when locating the best injury lawyer

Selecting a suitable law firm for your legal matter is the most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.

With 5 offices within a 25 radius of Alyth (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how can you make certain you choose the best firm to advise you?

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 severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from ?42,460 to ?67,925 (based on 2015 market data).

Will you need to select a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not important as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a firm that offers national medical centres as Claimants will almost always have to go to an independent medical examination.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Solicitor reviews in Alyth - Tips for comparing firms

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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