A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the country retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Monifieth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Monifieth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled road traffic accident injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Monifieth.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Monifieth are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 229 accidents (175 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Angus local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 183.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Monifieth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from lathe operators to media buyers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to emphysema.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The lasting effect of serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts when they are calculating compensation.

Damages should ease the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent accident in the workplace in 2015. They are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Kellas Road and on High St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Monifieth

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Tayside.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Monifieth 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 Monifieth and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Monifieth, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Monifieth?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Monifieth, Dundee and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Dundee seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on public transport.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to pick the right injury lawyer

Instructing the most appropriate lawyer for your case is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

With 5 offices within 25 miles of Monifieth (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), what is the best way to make sure you instruct the best firm to instruct?

Are Monifieth claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Read Monifieth personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are contemplating which solicitor to go with and which considerations are most important to you.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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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