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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 Blairgowrie

Road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Blairgowrie's roads because of another party's actions.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on Blairgowrie's roads, we are here to help. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blairgowrie

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Blairgowrie 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, Blairgowrie 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 Blairgowrie, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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