Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Angus, Angus and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Angus road accident claims

Angus road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision, the Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Angus

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported data stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are typically the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured ankles suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on Main Rd and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside, for example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family.

A successful claim should ease the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

The panel of law firms have aided claimants recover compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include birth negligence and radiation exposure.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Angus No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Angus injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Angus, Angus and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Has Quittance handled many claims in Angus?

We are a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Angus and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Angus seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Read Angus personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening when thinking about which lawyer to select.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £23,404 for loss of smell could conceivably vary from £14,042 to £19,893.

See How to compare personal injury solicitors

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Angus?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator