Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Dundee and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Dundee

You may be able to claim injury compensation if you were hurt on Dundee's roads due to a negligent driver.

It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, this guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dundee

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident at work as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Meadowside.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured person and their family, injury compensation enables them to prioritise recovery. Our network of expert solicitors have aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries held to be serious range from brain injuries to lung cancer.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Dundee 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, Dundee 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 Dundee 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

Can Quittance help me?

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Dundee?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Dundee and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Dundee get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as 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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Do I need to choose a local Dundee legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Dundee?

Injury lawyer reviews in Dundee - Tips for comparing firms

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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £81,001 for deafness can range from £48,600 to £68,850.

See Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Dundee

Our network of best of breed road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best compensation for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Dundee.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Dundee are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 219 accidents (180 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dundee City local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 193.

Dundee work accident statistics

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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