A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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 .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a 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.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in New Scone

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from office workers to outdoor pursuits managers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in New Scone

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in New Scone.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

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.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in New Scone

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award. You can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

New Scone No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover New Scone and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in New Scone, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their level of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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 New Scone?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in New Scone, Perth and Kinross and across the UK, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Perth and Kinross get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a 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.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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