Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured claimants in Monifieth, Dundee and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or 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 points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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

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 Monifieth

Drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they are injured on Monifieth's roads as the result of another party's actions.

No matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on Monifieth's roads, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Monifieth

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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. The panel of expert law firms have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Monifieth 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, Monifieth 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 Monifieth, Dundee 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

How can Quittance 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Monifieth

The 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.

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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