A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the UK keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you live in Arbroath or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor will discuss each of these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Arbroath

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from dental nurses to agricultural managers, to get the compensation they deserve.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Arbroath

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving the highest compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Arbroath.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Arbroath are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 229 accidents (175 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Angus local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 183. Incidents in the Arbroath area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A933 and A92 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B9095 and B964 junction.

Read more: Road accident claims

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Other injury claims

Slips and trips

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.

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant effect on a Claimant and their family. Our 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

Clinical and medical negligence in Arbroath

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

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Arbroath 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 Arbroath and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Arbroath, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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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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.

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FAQs

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.

Guidance for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

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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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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