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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Bridge of Earn, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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 Bridge Of Earn

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Bridge Of Earn's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour.

No matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Bridge Of Earn's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bridge of Earn

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured wrists experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on South Street and on Perth Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Tayside, for example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant impact on a claimant and their family.

Our network of solicitors work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of expert solicitors have aided families claim compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include eye injuries, chronic pain and deep vein thrombosis.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bridge of Earn 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, Bridge of Earn 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 Bridge of Earn, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Bridge of Earn?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Bridge of Earn, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Perth and Kinross get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will I need to choose a local Bridge Of Earn injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not very relevant as cases can be handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near Bridge Of Earn as claimants will need to attend an independent medical examination.

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 serious hand injuries could vary between £23,430 and £50,050 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Bridge Of Earn personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

See : Personal injury solicitors reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Bridge of Earn

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Bridge Of Earn.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bridge Of Earn are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 397 accidents (299 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Perth and Kinross local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 283.

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.

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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