Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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 Bonnybridge

You are entitled to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident on Bonnybridge's roads as the result of the actions of another driver.

No matter if you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash, our expert team are here. This guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bonnybridge

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder, when helping another person or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Kilsyth Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want closure instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be serious and catastrophic range from neck injuries to asbestos-related disease.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bonnybridge 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, Bonnybridge 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 Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire 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

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bonnybridge?

We are a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to injuries sustained at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do you need to select a local Bonnybridge injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially critical as cases are normally managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £43,454 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can vary from £26,072 to £36,936.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Check Bonnybridge solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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