Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Bishopton, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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:
Road accident claims in Bishopton
All road users in Bishopton and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident, our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.
work accident claims in Bishopton
Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether your accident happened while working as a delivery driver or a roofer, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Bishopton
When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Bishopton, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).
Public place accidents claims in Bishopton
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were injured in a public pool or in a shopping centre, and another party was to blame, you may be entitled to claim.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Bishopton, and across the UK.
Bishopton No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Bishopton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bishopton, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bishopton and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Bishopton?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or motorbike accident, as a result of a negligent employer or in public.
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.
Bishopton solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.
Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
What are Bishopton road accident statistics?
The panel of professional legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bishopton.
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Bishopton are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 136 road accidents in Renfrewshire in 2021 (91 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 4 fatalities). Accidents in Bishopton in 2013 included collisions on the A726 and M898 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the M8 and M898 slip road.
Bishopton work accident statistics
There were 0 fatalities and 147 other work accidents in Renfrewshire in 2021.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.