Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Auchterarder
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Auchterarder's roads because of another driver's actions.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Auchterarder's roads, or were involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Auchterarder
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall from height or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
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 (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.
More claim types
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.
Auchterarder 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, Auchterarder 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 Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross 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.
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Auchterarder
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.