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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Callander, Stirlingshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Callander

If you are involved in an accident and injured on Callander's roads because of another driver's actions, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Callander's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Callander

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken collarbones sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with slips having occurred on Station Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their dependants.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight hard for compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. The panel of specialist lawyers have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error and spinal cord damage.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Callander 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, Callander 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 Callander, 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

The Quittance Team

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Callander?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Callander, Stirlingshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not particularly critical as cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Callander

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. 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.

What are the road accident statistics in Callander

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best awards for claimants hurt in a car accident in Callander.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Callander are quite common. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 66 serious accidents and 232 slight accidents in 2013 in Stirling (Total events were 302 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224.

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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