Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Carfin, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Carfin road accident claims
Drivers and other road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Carfin's roads due to someone else's actions.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a cycling accident, Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Carfin
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you have been hit by a falling object or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Civic Square and on Brandon Arcade.
When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
More claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering impact on an injured person. Quittance's team work for compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.
Carfin 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, Carfin 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 Carfin, Lanarkshire 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Carfin?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Carfin, Lanarkshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to slips and trips at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Carfin solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Do you need to select a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm with national medical coverage as you will need to go to a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in Carfin
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Carfin are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Carfin area in 2013 included collisions on the A723 and B7029 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A775 and B779 junction.
Quittance's network of no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Carfin.
What are the Carfin work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019
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.