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.
Each year, we help injured people in Cardross, Bute and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Cardross
Drivers, pedestrians and riders can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Cardross's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or were involved as a pedestrian, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cardross
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what your employment status, whether you or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a moving object, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Main Rd and on Grosvenor Rd.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to financial damages. For example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands, to raise a complaint against NHS Highland.
Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the vital change an injury claim will make to severely injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Cardross 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, Cardross 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 Cardross, 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.
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 the solicitors won many injury claims in Cardross?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Cardross, Bute and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants in Bute seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Cardross solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors can differ considerably.
Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to go with.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Are Cardross claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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.