A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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

Whether you live in Auchterarder or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Auchterarder or work-related illness, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor should consider how your injury claim will relate to each of the points.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Auchterarder

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from lathe operators to advocates, to claim for their work related injuries.

See: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Auchterarder

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Auchterarder.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Auchterarder are relatively frequent with 11 fatal accidents, 87 serious accidents and 299 slight accidents in 2013 in Perth and Kinross (Total events were 397 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 283.

See: Road accident claims

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Other claims

Serious injury

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to people affected by major injury. A successful claim should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of lawyers work with medical providers and Courts to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, benzene poisoning and neck injuries.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Government figures reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are often forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person, when helping another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken toes happening on pavement cracks are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on High St.

Clinical negligence in Auchterarder

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.

See: Medical negligence compensation

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Auchterarder 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 Auchterarder and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Auchterarder and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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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What is your track record of handling claims in Auchterarder?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Perth and Kinross get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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.

Guidance for potential Claimants looking for a lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not particularly important as cases are normally run remotely.

However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?

The diversity in the amount of success fees between law firms is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?4,346 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from ?2,608 to ?3,694.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Reviews for solicitors in Auchterarder

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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