Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured people in Argyll, Bute and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Argyll
Argyll road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured due to another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Argyll's roads, we can assist. Quittance's guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Argyll
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whatever your job, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with falls having happened on Main St and on Main Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. To make a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.
Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining compensation. A claim should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors work with insurance companies, the defendant's representatives and doctors and health professionals to ensure claimants impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include back injuries and major surgical negligence.
Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Argyll 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, Argyll 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 Argyll, Bute 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.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
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
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Argyll?
Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Argyll, Bute and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Bute get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to building site accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do you need to select a local injury lawyer?
The location of a law firm is not particularly important as cases are run remotely.
However, you should go with a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Reviews for lawyers in Argyll
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
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.