Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Beith, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
The main 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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:
Beith road accident claims
Beith cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car collision on Beith's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Beith
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a sprain or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Eglinton Street.
Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims
More injury claim types
Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people impacted by serious injury. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors for many years have aided families impacted by serious accidents. Injury and illness held to be serious range from lung disease to serious psychiatric harm.
Further information: Serious injury compensation claims
Beith 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, Beith 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 Beith, Ayrshire 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.
How do I start a claim?
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
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Beith?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Beith, Ayrshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Will you need to select a local solicitor?
Going for a local solicitor is not very relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.
The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is huge.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £26,568 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could conceivably vary from £15,941 to £22,583.
Further reading Compare solicitors quotes
Beith personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by solicitors vary considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are mulling over which solicitor to choose and which considerations are most important to you.
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.