A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Newport on Tay or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making a personal injury claim

Extensive legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and our network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • 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

Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide both specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £13,530 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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.

Look into 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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Legal cases Quittance conducts in Newport on Tay and Fife

Quittance's panel of lawyers have represented people in Newport on Tay and throughout Fife whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness sustained by Newport on Tay residents include:

Workplace accidents

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to oceanographers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Serious injury

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.

Medical negligence in Newport On Tay

Medical negligence (which is now more precisely called 'clinical negligence') is the term for when an injury results from a failing by a healthcare provider. An example could be a misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Newport On Tay have helped people with clinical negligence claims brought against health services including Hawkhill Day Hospital, Peddie Street, Dundee, DD1 5LB.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by enzymes.

Slips and trips

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.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Newport On Tay

Our group of certified injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Newport On Tay.

Newport on Tay No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers

Solicitors looking after claims in Newport on Tay and Fife in most cases work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any fees if the case is lost.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

Quittance's specialist injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall never have to pay the law firm's legal fees in the event that you do not win. Read more about Quittance's 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 answers to your questions

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. Information will help you make the right decision for you.

Find answers to common questions asked by people seeking claims advice on the frequently asked questions page.

Ready to start your personal injury claim?

Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to commence a compensation claim, alternatively you can start a compensation claim here.

Quittance's specialist team can help. You can request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.