Have you been 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 people in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 Bridge Of Weir
If you were involved in an accident and injured on Bridge Of Weir's roads because of a careless driver, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Bridge Of Weir's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bridge of Weir
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened on North St.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal 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 medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when calculating compensation.
By relieving the stress a major injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis, degloving injuries and chemical poisoning.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Bridge of Weir 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, Bridge of Weir 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 Bridge of Weir, 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.
We can 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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Bridge of Weir?
We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Do I need to instruct a local legal firm?
The location of the firm is less relevant as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a law firm with a national network as you will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
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 serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,060 to £10,725 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What should you look for when checking Bridge of Weir solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.