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

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Campbeltown, Bute and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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

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 Campbeltown

Road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Campbeltown's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car accident on Campbeltown's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, the Quittance guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Campbeltown

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you injured your back or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Longrow.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Read more about Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining how much compensation to pay. By reducing the financial stress serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Campbeltown 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, Campbeltown 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 Campbeltown, Bute 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

How do I start a claim?

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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Campbeltown?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Campbeltown, Bute and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Bute get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to industrial disease.

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

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Campbeltown personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can be revealing if you are weighing up which solicitor to go with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do I need to instruct a local Campbeltown injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

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

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £8,367 for moderate shoulder injuries could vary from £5,020 to £7,112.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Campbeltown

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Campbeltown.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Campbeltown are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 255.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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