A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Kinross or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Making a claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by your solicitor.

Picking the right lawyer for your compensation claim

Identifying the best legal representation to assist you is an important step towards getting the best settlement or award for your injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you select the ideal one to represent you?

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.

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Personal injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors handles in Kinross

Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Kinross and throughout Scotland. Quittance can help with injuries and medical conditions including:

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to emphysema.

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted people, from forklift drivers to interpreters, to claim compensation from their employer.

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Kinross

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.

Our panel of solicitors have helped families impacted by severe accidents.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kinross

Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is where there has been a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. An illustration of this might be an optician negligence claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Scotland and Kinross have assisted with compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Townhill Day Hospital, Muir Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0EG.

Road traffic accidents 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.

No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Kinross

Solicitors handling injury claims in Kinross usually conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

The agreement prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.

A success fee is charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is taken out of the Claimant's award and will be in most cases 25 percent.

Does the Claimant have to pay any fees?

Quittance's specialist injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's fees if you do not win the injury claim.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information. This will help you make the best decision.

Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.

Ready to begin?

Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin the compensation claim. Alternatively, you can start the injury claim online.

Our expert team look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.