A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of lawyers help claimants across the country keep more injury compensation.

No matter whether you live in Montrose or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

For most claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer will provide answers and advice.

How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Montrose

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of knowledgeable no win no fee solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Montrose.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Montrose are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 175 slight accidents in 2013 in Angus (Total events were 229 local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 183.

More about Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Montrose

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from scaffolding erectors to loss adjusters, to claim compensation.

More about Accident at work claims

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Montrose

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want answers rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.

More about Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents categorised as something else like being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also common with recent pavement trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by flour.

More about Industrial disease claims

Serious injury specialists handling cases in Montrose

The long-term impact a serious or catastrophic injury can have is understood by the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. By relieving the financial stress a major injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim allows them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

More about Catastrophic injury claims

Montrose 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 Montrose and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Montrose, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Montrose?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Montrose, Angus and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Angus get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and road accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What to check when selecting the right solicitor

It can take several months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?37,070 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could conceivably vary from ?22,242 to ?31,509.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing injury solicitors in Montrose - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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