Were you 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.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Forfar, Angus and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Road accident claims in Forfar

You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Forfar's roads due to another road user's behaviour.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Forfar's roads, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Forfar

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Forfar 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, Forfar 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 Forfar, Angus 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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 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.

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.

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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What are the road accident statistics in Forfar

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.

The 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.

Work accident statistics in Forfar

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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