A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants throughout the UK to retain more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you live in Forfar or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Forfar

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Forfar are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 175 slight accidents in 2013 in Angus (Total events were 229 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 183.

Our panel of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Forfar.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Forfar

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from scaffolding erectors to environmental managers, to claim work accident compensation.

Further information: Accident at work claims

Other injury claims

Forfar lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants.

By limiting the pressure severe injury places on a claimant, a successful claim enables claimants to focus on their recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped families claim damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from bowel cancer to degloving injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent accident at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on High Street and on Carseburn.

Clinical negligence in Forfar

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Forfar No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Forfar and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Forfar and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many Forfar claims?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Forfar, Angus and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Angus get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs?

In most cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Forfar?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Forfar?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms is considerable.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?8,045 for minor achilles tendon injuries can vary from ?4,827 to ?6,838.

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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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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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