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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in Dollar, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Dollar road accident claims

Dollar road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you were involved riding a cycle on Dollar's roads, or were hurt in a car collision, the Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dollar

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Station Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured claimants. Quittance fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include asbestosis, deep vein thrombosis and concussion.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Dollar 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, Dollar 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 Dollar, Clackmannanshire 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

Friendly and professional advice

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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Dollar?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Dollar, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Clackmannanshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Check Dollar solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Reading reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

Read : Personal injury solicitor reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems, for example, ranges from £44,330 to £68,365 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

What are the road accident statistics in Dollar

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Dollar are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 86 accidents (72 slight accidents, 14 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Clackmannanshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 84.

The panel of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Dollar.

Dollar work accident statistics

The most recent 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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