Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured claimants in Arbroath, Angus and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Arbroath

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Arbroath's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Arbroath

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with incidents having happened on High Street and on Abbeygate.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. To raise a complaint against NHS Tayside, for example, you can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant effect on a claimant and their family. The panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have aided claimants claim damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include cancer, paralysis and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Arbroath 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, Arbroath 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 Arbroath, 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

Why Quittance?

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.

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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Arbroath?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Arbroath, Angus and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Angus seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to ladder accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 network of medical professionals.

Read Arbroath personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

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The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors is vast

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £27,996 for chronic asthma could vary from £16,798 to £23,797.

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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