A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national network of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Pitlochry or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Eligibility to claim

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 illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Road traffic accident claims in Pitlochry

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Pitlochry are quite common with 11 fatal accidents, 87 serious accidents and 299 slight accidents in 2013 in Perth and Kinross (Total events were 397 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 283.

Quittance's panel of best of breed solicitors have vast experience in securing the best general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Pitlochry.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Pitlochry

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from bricklayers to patent attorneys, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Accident at work claims

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Pitlochry

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to make a complaint against NHS Tayside.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Official figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken arms occurring on spillages are also common with recent falls having occurred on Blair Cottages.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to vibration white finger.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Pitlochry serious injury claims

We understand the change an injury claim makes to severely injured Claimants.

Damages should lessen the financial burden on a Claimant so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers correspond with insurance providers, doctors and Courts to make sure families impacted by major accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from lung disease to back injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Pitlochry 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 Pitlochry and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Pitlochry, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Pitlochry?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Perth and Kinross seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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.

What to think about when choosing the right solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Comparing Pitlochry personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is a material consideration for Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?56,379 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could conceivably vary from ?33,827 to ?47,922.

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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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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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