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

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

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Each year, we help injured people in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

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 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 Bonhill

You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Bonhill's roads as the result of another road user's carelessness.

Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run on Bonhill's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, we are here to help. The Quittance useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bonhill

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Main St and in Ladyton Shopping Centre.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term effect of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation.

By relieving the stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of solicitors have aided claimants recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include lung disease, major surgical negligence and brain injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bonhill 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, Bonhill 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 Bonhill, Dunbartonshire 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

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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

Has Quittance handled many Bonhill claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bonhill - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £16,312 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary from £9,787 to £13,865.

See : How to compare personal injury solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Bonhill

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bonhill are relatively frequent with statistics showing fatal accidents, 23 serious accidents and 145 slight accidents in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire (Total events were 168 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 135.

The panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Bonhill.

Work accident statistics in Bonhill

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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