Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How Quittance can help

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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:

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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 Bishopton

You should be able to claim compensation if you suffered an injury on Bishopton's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user.

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Bishopton's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

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.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Recorded data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Station Rd and on Bargarron Square.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the vital change a successful claim makes to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team fight for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our network of solicitor firms have aided claimants recover damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include major surgical negligence and neck injuries.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bishopton 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, Bishopton 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 Bishopton, Renfrewshire 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

Get answers

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Bishopton?

We are a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bishopton, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and pedestrian accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is 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.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Bishopton

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For scarring, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £6,050 to £18,370 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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

Do you need to choose a local Bishopton legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not very important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that offers national medical coverage as claimants will have to attend an independent medical examination.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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