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 we can help you
We have helped injured people in Biggar, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim 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. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Why not speak to a legal expert 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 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
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:
Road accident claims in Biggar
You can make a claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident on Biggar's roads as the result of a careless road user.
Whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on Biggar's roads, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Biggar
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Government figures indicate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery, being trapped by something or a toxic substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Townhead Croft and on Main St.
When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You can raise a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Further information: Medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
Quittance understand the critical change compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist law firms for many years have helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Biggar 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, Biggar 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 Biggar, 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.
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Has Quittance handled many claims in Biggar?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Biggar, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as convenient and 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
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Online reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which solicitor to select.
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Do you need a local lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially relevant as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
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.