Were you injured in an accident that wasn't 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.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Kinross, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Kinross road accident claims
Kinross road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Kinross's roads, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kinross
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
However your injury occurred, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with street falls having happened on New Rd and on High St.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to emphysema.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More claim types
We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury puts on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables individuals to focus on recovery.
The panel of solicitors have helped families impacted by severe accidents.
Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Kinross 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, Kinross 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 Kinross, Perth and Kinross 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many Kinross claims?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kinross, Perth and Kinross and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Perth and Kinross get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and bike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Are Kinross claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Solicitor reviews in Kinross - What to consider
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors is significant.
As an example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £27,082 for complicated leg fractures can range from £16,249 to £23,020.
What are the road accident statistics in Kinross
Quittance's network of specialist no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Kinross.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Kinross are common. Official statistics show 11 fatal accidents, 87 serious accidents and 299 slight accidents in 2013 in Perth and Kinross (Total events were 397 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 283. Accidents in Kinross in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B996 and A922 junction and on the single carriageway of the B996 and B918 roundabout.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.