Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Alloa, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Alloa road accident claims
Alloa drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
No matter if you were hurt in a car collision on Alloa's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, the Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Alloa
If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whatever your job is, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Official statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by machinery, a fall from height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Stirling Rd and on Main St.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on a claimant and their dependants.
Compensation should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Our network of expert solicitors work with the defendant's representatives and medical experts, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include lung disease, amputation and neck injuries.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation
Alloa 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, Alloa 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 Alloa, Clackmannanshire 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do you have of winning claims in Alloa?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Alloa, Clackmannanshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Clackmannanshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
Comparing Alloa personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a severe thumb dislocation, for example, ranges from £3,190 to £5,500 (based on 2015 market data).
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?".
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Alloa?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.