Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in New Scone or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
To win a New Scone 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
The lawyer can take you through each of these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
Choosing the right solicitor
In most cases a claim can take months to agree a settlement and for the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.
Reviews for solicitors in New Scone
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need to select a local New Scone lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not especially relevant as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a law firm with national medical coverage as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe shoulder injuries could vary between £15,510 and £38,830 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Compensation claims Quittance handles in New Scone
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries throughout New Scone. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical negligence in New Scone
Medical negligence, which is more precisely known as Clinical Negligence, is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. An example could be a medical misdiagnosis claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Perth and Kinross and New Scone have helped people with medical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth, PH1 1NX.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive data show that slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken arms happening on spillages are also quite common with incidents having occurred on South Street and on Main St.
Serious injury specialists acting in New Scone
The long-term effect a serious injury can have is recognised by the Courts when calculating what a claim is worth.
By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert lawyers correspond with medical providers and insurers, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious include concussion and mesothelioma.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from office workers to outdoor pursuits managers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.
Road traffic accidents in New Scone
Our network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in in getting maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in New Scone.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in New Scone are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 397 accidents (299 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Perth and Kinross local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 283. Accidents in the New Scone region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A912 and A85 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the M90 and A90 slip road.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.
New Scone No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
Solicitors looking after New Scone injury claims generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.
The agreement prevents your lawyer from billing you for any legal costs if they are not successful.
A success fee will be charged by New Scone solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, the success fee will be in most cases 25 percent and will be deducted from your award or settlement.
Will I need to pay any fees?
Quittance guarantee that No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never need to pay any of the law firm's costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose your solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers can help you to make the right choice.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
Start your claim
If you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin your compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via our online contact form.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists can help. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.