A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the UK retain more compensation.

If you are based in Blairgowrie or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Blairgowrie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from members of the army to aromatherapists, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Blairgowrie

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Blairgowrie are quite common. Government statistics reveal 11 fatal accidents, 87 serious accidents and 299 slight accidents in 2013 in Perth and Kinross (Total events were 397 council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 283.

Our network of personal injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for optimum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Blairgowrie.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a lake drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.

Blairgowrie solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their family. Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Blairgowrie

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages. For example, you can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to make a complaint against NHS Tayside.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Blairgowrie 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 Blairgowrie and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Blairgowrie, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Blairgowrie?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Perth and Kinross seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In most cases a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Are Blairgowrie claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Blairgowrie personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to select.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?18,484 for a broken leg could conceivably vary from ?11,090 to ?15,711.

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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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