A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages.

If you are based in Bridge of Earn or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

For most claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must 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.

Your solicitor will consider how the points will relate to your case.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bridge of Earn

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bridge of Earn

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from soldiers to archivists, to claim for their work related injuries.

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Bridge Of Earn

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

Bridge of Earn specialists for serious injury claims

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Bridge of Earn 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 Bridge of Earn and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bridge of Earn, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Guidance for those seeking a lawyer

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

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?".

Look into 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

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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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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