Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured claimants in Stanley, Perth and Kinross and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 Stanley

Drivers are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Stanley's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter if you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Stanley's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help you take action. Quittance's useful guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stanley

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the County Durham workplace in 2014/15. They are sometimes the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public place (County Durham local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken ankles occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to vibration white finger.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the critical difference injury compensation will make to the lives of people impacted by major injury.

A successful claim will lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Stanley 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, Stanley 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 Stanley, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Stanley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Stanley, Perth and Kinross and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Perth and Kinross seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can 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.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Stanley

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

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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.

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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