Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in New Scone, Perth and Kinross and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in New Scone
New Scone drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are injured because of someone else's negligence.
No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we are here to help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in New Scone
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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. The 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
New Scone 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, New Scone 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 New Scone, Perth and Kinross 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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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How much experience do the 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.