A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of lawyers help injury Claimants across the country keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Carnoustie or anywhere in the country, we can will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove 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.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Carnoustie

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to commissioning editors, to seek financial compensation.

See: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Carnoustie

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating maximum awards for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Carnoustie.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Carnoustie are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 229 accidents (175 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Angus local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 183.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures underscore the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are often connected to accidents filed under a different category such as being struck by a moving object, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on St. Giles Terrace and on Kingsway East.

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference a compensation claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By relieving the financial stress a major injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim enables them to prioritise recovery.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Carnoustie

Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a GP or any other medical provider, either NHS or private. Our highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Carnoustie have handled medical negligence cases brought against local hospitals including Arbroath Infirmary, Rosemount Road, Arbroath, DD11 2AT.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Carnoustie No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Carnoustie and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Carnoustie?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Carnoustie, Angus and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Angus get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Read Carnoustie solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can certainly be revealing if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will you need to choose a local Carnoustie legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not particularly relevant as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary between ?12,650 and ?25,850 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.