A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the country keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Crieff or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

The solicitor can take you through these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Crieff

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of best of breed road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Crieff.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Crieff are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 397 accidents (299 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Perth and Kinross local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 283.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Crieff

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from catering assistants to construction managers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Find out more: Work accident claims

Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Crieff

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Tayside.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to farmers lung.

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Serious injury

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors work with Courts and insurance companies to ensure people affected by major accidents get medical and financial support.

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Slip and trip injuries

Official data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on High St.

Crieff No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Crieff and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Crieff and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Crieff?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Crieff, Perth and Kinross and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants in Perth and Kinross seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to select the right personal injury solicitor

Finding a suitable lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards negotiating the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate company to represent you?

Comparing Crieff personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone and email.

However, you should choose a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

The difference in the amount of fees charged by solicitors often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?30,421 for severe tinnitus could vary from ?18,252 to ?25,857.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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