Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How we can help you
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 exceptions?
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:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Carnoustie
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Carnoustie's roads because of another driver's actions, you can claim injury compensation.
No matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car collision, we are here to help. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
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.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.
More injury claim types
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.
Carnoustie 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, Carnoustie 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 Carnoustie, Angus 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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How much experience do the 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.