Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Bearsden, Glasgow and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I 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 (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also 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:
Bearsden road accident claims
Drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Bearsden's roads because of another party's actions.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Bearsden's roads, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bearsden
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having occurred on Summerhill Rd and on Roman Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, a claim helps claimants to concentrate on recovery. Our network of expert solicitor firms engage with the Courts and doctors, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and lung cancer.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Bearsden 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, Bearsden 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 Bearsden, Glasgow 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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
Has Quittance handled many Bearsden claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Bearsden, Glasgow and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Glasgow get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and scaffolding accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will you need a local legal firm?
Going for a local firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.
However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Bearsden as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
Read Bearsden solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are considering which solicitor to go with.
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.