Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Carnoustie, Angus and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

Calculate my injury compensation

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 Carnoustie

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Carnoustie, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, we are here to help. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

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work accident claims in Carnoustie

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you were injured while working as a motorcycle courier or a temp worker, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Carnoustie

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Carnoustie, including NHS Tayside (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability injury claims in Carnoustie

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether your accident happened on a footpath or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Carnoustie, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Carnoustie No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Carnoustie injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Carnoustie, Angus and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Carnoustie and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Carnoustie?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Carnoustie, Angus and across the country.

Whether you have been injured in a public place or in a car accident we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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.

Carnoustie personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Carnoustie road accident statistics?

Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Carnoustie are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 153 road accidents in Angus. 99 slight accidents, 51 accidents and 3 fatalities occurred on Angus's roads in 2021.

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.

Carnoustie work accident statistics

Official HSE statstics show that there were 1 fatal and 77 non-fatal work accidents in Angus in 2021 (43 led to 7+ days off work).

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator