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

Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

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.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Carfin road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a cycling accident, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Carfin work injury claims

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an electrician or a hospital porter, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Carfin medical negligence claims

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.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Carfin public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a public park or in a supermarket, and another party caused your injury, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Serious injury compensation

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.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Carfin No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Carfin injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Carfin, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Carfin and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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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.

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

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor