A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their personal injury settlement.

Whether you are based in Angus or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with a Angus-specialist solicitor will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Angus

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from carpenters to animal nutritionists, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Angus

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Angus are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 229 accidents (175 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Angus local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 183.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Angus.

Read more about No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Angus solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

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.

Our 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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Angus

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.

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Slip and trip accidents

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.

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Angus No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Angus and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Angus, from less severe claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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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.

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FAQs

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take months for most claims to be settled. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

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.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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