Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Crieff, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of accident, where the injury occurred or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Crieff road accident claims

If you are injured in an accident on Crieff's roads because of a careless road user, you have a right to make a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision, our team are here. Quittance's expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crieff

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

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, the 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

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Crieff 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, Crieff 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 Crieff, Perth and Kinross 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Crieff

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.

Work accident statistics in Crieff

The most up to date 2019

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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