Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Brechin, Angus and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or where the injury occurred.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Brechin road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Brechin's roads because of someone else's actions.

Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on Brechin's roads, this road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brechin

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE figures stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or an asphyxiation accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on tripping on a street are also quite common with street falls having happened on Montrose St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. You can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Tayside.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Brechin 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, Brechin 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 Brechin, Angus 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

Our team

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Brechin?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Brechin, Angus and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Angus seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and public place accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to go with a local Brechin solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are handled by phone and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken leg could vary between £14,520 and £22,440 (based on 2015 market research).

Check Brechin personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when contemplating which solicitor to choose.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Brechin

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Brechin are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 175 slight accidents in 2013 in Angus (Total events were 229 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 183.

Our network of trained injury lawyers are experienced in securing maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Brechin.

Brechin work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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