Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Newport on Tay, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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 Newport On Tay

Newport On Tay drivers and other road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash on Newport On Tay's roads, our guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newport on Tay

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Main Rd and on Castle St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to raise a complaint against NHS Fife.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the change an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist law firms have helped people claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include major surgical negligence and lung cancer.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Newport on Tay 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, Newport on Tay 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 Newport on Tay, Fife 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

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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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Newport on Tay?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Newport on Tay, Fife and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Newport On Tay personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can be informative when weighing up which lawyer to go with.

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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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