A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants across the country to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Perth or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Perth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of trained lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Perth.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Perth are relatively 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 district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 283.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Perth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from warehouse assistants to pension scheme managers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Work accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Perth

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Tayside, you can contact Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from noise induced hearing loss to mercury poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out compensation. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of law firms have helped claimants recover damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to brain injuries.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having occurred on South Street and on South Green.

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Perth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Perth and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Perth and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Perth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Perth and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Perth seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

It can take months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The diversity in the amount of success fees charged by lawyers is surprising.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?67,666 for lung cancer can vary from ?40,599 to ?57,516.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Perth solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Reviews is a great place to start when deciding which lawyer to choose.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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