Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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We have helped injured claimants in Birkhill, Dundee and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. 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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Birkhill

You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you are injured on Birkhill's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Birkhill's roads, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, this road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Birkhill

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like sprained arms suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Craigowan Rd and on Coupar Angus Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to severely injured claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial load on an injured person so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years aided families impacted by major accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Birkhill 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, Birkhill 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 Birkhill, Dundee 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

Caring and sensitive support

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 does Quittance have of claims in Birkhill?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Birkhill, Dundee and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Dundee get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Birkhill solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be revealing when contemplating which lawyer to act for you.

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Do I need to instruct a local Birkhill lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should go with a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to attend an independent medical examination.

The variation in the amount of personal injury fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £11,142 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss can vary from £6,685 to £9,470.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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