Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Banknock, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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 Banknock

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you sustained an injury on Banknock's roads because of a careless driver.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision on Banknock's roads, this guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Banknock

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident at work in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as strained muscles suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened on Kilsyth Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury puts on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms engage with doctors and health professionals and insurers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Banknock 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, Banknock 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 Banknock, Stirlingshire 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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

Have you handled many Banknock claims?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Banknock, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

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 should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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.

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £37,045 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can range from £22,227 to £31,488.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

Reviews for lawyers in Banknock

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator