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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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 at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Road accident claims in Bishopbriggs

You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Bishopbriggs's roads as the result of another road user's actions.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Bishopbriggs's roads, we can help you take action. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bishopbriggs

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

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as bruised backs happening on pavement cracks are also common with street falls having happened on Kirkintilloch Rd and on Churchill Way.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

See: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating injury compensation.

We fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms have aided people receive compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include amputation and poisoning.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bishopbriggs 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, Bishopbriggs 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 Bishopbriggs, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

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 Bishopbriggs?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Glasgow get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Will you need to instruct a local Bishopbriggs lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.

Bishopbriggs personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary.

Online reviews can be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for emphysema, for example, ranges from £44,275 to £56,650 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Bishopbriggs

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bishopbriggs are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 123.

Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car accident in Bishopbriggs.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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