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

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Barrhead, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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 Barrhead

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Barrhead, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved as a pedestrian, our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Barrhead

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you were injured while working as a police officer or a welder, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Barrhead

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Barrhead, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Barrhead

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were injured in a car park or on a station platform, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Barrhead, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Barrhead No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Barrhead injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Barrhead, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Barrhead and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Barrhead?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Barrhead, Renfrewshire and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured because of a coworker's negligence, on the road or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Barrhead solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Barrhead road accident statistics?

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Barrhead.

Road accidents in Barrhead are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 136 road accidents in Renfrewshire in 2021, including 91 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 4 fatalities.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Barrhead?

Renfrewshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 147 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 115 cases.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator