Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Airdrie, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. 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

Calculate my 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 Airdrie

Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Airdrie's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Airdrie's roads, this expert guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Airdrie

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. They are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like pulled muscles happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Lauchope St and on Black St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, injury compensation helps people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Airdrie 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, Airdrie 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 Airdrie, Lanarkshire 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

Experience matters

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 claims in Airdrie?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Airdrie, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Airdrie - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Airdrie?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken tibia or fibula could vary between £1,000 and £7,370 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator