Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Brightons, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- 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. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Brightons
You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Brightons's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.
No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Brightons's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we can assist. The Quittance guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Brightons
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury 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
Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries like pulled muscles happening on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on Garrison Place and on Cow Wynd.
Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.
Find out more: Medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Quittance understand the difference a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers correspond with insurance companies and the legal system, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness held to be serious and catastrophic range from cerebral palsy to back injuries.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Brightons 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, Brightons 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 Brightons, 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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
to start a claim
Have you handled many Brightons claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Brightons, Stirlingshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car passenger accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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 have to choose a solicitor in Brightons?
You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
The contrast in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £48,405 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from £29,043 to £41,144.
Further reading : How much compensation can you claim?
Brightons personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to sign up with.
Read : Solicitor reviews
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.