A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Brechin or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to win a Brechin personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Your solicitor will consider how these issues relates to your injury claim.

What is my claim worth?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Brechin

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to careers advisers, to claim compensation.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Brechin

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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

Other claims we handle

Serious injury specialists serving Brechin

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

Medical negligence in Brechin

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, our 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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Brechin No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Brechin and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Brechin and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

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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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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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