A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national network of lawyers help claimants throughout the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Birkhill or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your lawyer will discuss these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Birkhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for claimants injured in a road accident in Birkhill.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Birkhill

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants injured at work, from members of the army to building surveyors, to claim maximum compensation.

Further information: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Birkhill serious injury claims

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

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Medical negligence in Birkhill

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

Birkhill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Birkhill and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Birkhill, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

How to select the best personal injury lawyer for your claim

In many cases a claim can take several months to complete and in severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

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.

See Solicitor reviews

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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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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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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