Updated: Thursday, 25th August 2016
Our national network of injury lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.
If you live in Dumfries or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Finding the right injury lawyer
In many cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a severe pain disorder, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £34,100 to £50,930 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out 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 medical network.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Dumfries?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Claims we conduct
Our panel of solicitors have guided people across Dumfries whose accidents were diverse and which led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness in Dumfries include:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Dumfries
Quittances panel of expert no win no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Dumfries.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Dumfries are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 374 accidents (298 slight accidents, 64 serious accidents and 12 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 395. Accidents in the Dumfries region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A76 and A75 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A780 and A781 junction.
Clinical negligence in Dumfries
Clinical negligence, at one time known as medical negligence, is where there has been a failing by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional, NHS or private. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Dumfries have helped people with claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Huntingdon Community Day Centre, 32 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LP.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from forklift drivers to economists, to claim work accident compensation.
Dumfries serious injury compensation claims
The effect of a serious injury is recognised by insurers and the Courts when determining compensation. We fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs.
Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided people recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include head injuries and lead poisoning.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially recorded figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a falling object, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained ankles experienced on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Longloch Drive and on Auchencrieff Rd.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to emphysema.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle claims for compensation in Dumfries
If you succeed in the claim, the legal fees must be paid by the losing Defendant. In the event that your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
A success fee will be charged by solicitors serving Dumfries working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be taken out of the Claimant's award and will be in most cases 25 percent.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information. Answers will help you to make the right decision.
Find answers to questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.
Ready to begin a compensation claim?
If you have chosen to proceed, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through Quittance's contact form here.
Contact a member of the Quittance network of specialists today for more information about the process. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.