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?

Updated: October 16, 2016

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.

Key criteria

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 three 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.

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.

Work accident claims in Kinross

Worker injured in accident

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

Further information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Kinross

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury claims

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.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Kinross

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim. You can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Tayside.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Kinross No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Kinross and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Kinross, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

Have Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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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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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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