Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
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 to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Bargeddie
Bargeddie cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Bargeddie's roads, our specialist team can help. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bargeddie
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent trips having happened on Thorniewood Rd and on Rosebank Terrace.
When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could make a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims
More claim types
The lasting impact of serious injury will be recognised by Courts when they are determining injury compensation.
Damages should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Bargeddie 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, Bargeddie 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 Bargeddie, 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.
We are here to help
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
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Bargeddie?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider 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 diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £12,927 for serious shoulder injuries can vary from £7,756 to £10,988.
Further reading - How to compare personal injury fees
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Bargeddie - What to consider
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Bargeddie
Accidents involving all vehicles in Bargeddie are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Bargeddie area in 2013 included car crashes on the A8 and M73 roundabout and on the A89 and A752 roundabout.
Our network of skilled no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining the highest damages for people hurt in a car accident in Bargeddie.
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.