Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Bellshill road accident claims

You have the right to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Bellshill's roads because of the negligence of another road user.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Bellshill's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, our expert team are here. Quittance's expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bellshill

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on pavement cracks are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on North Road and on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want answers rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured person and their dependants. A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious range from brain injuries to serious pharmaceutical error.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bellshill 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, Bellshill 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 Bellshill, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bellshill?

We are a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What should you look for when checking Bellshill solicitor reviews?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do I need to select a local Bellshill lawyer ?

The location of the firm is less important as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

What are the road accident statistics in Bellshill

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bellshill are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 575 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lanarkshire (Total events were 653 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Bellshill region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A721 and A725 roundabout and on the A775 and A721 roundabout.

Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for people injured in a car accident in Bellshill.

What are the Bellshill work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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