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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured claimants in Carluke, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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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Carluke road accident claims

Carluke cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car collision, we can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Carluke

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a carrying injury or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Station Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting effect of a serious injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are determining compensation. A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Carluke 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, Carluke 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 Carluke, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Talk to the experts

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

How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Carluke?

We are a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Carluke, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Are Carluke 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.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Carluke solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.

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The variation in success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £11,860 for serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from £7,116 to £10,081.

Further reading : Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Carluke

Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in getting the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Carluke.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Carluke are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 657. Incidents in the Carluke region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7056 junction and on the single carriageway of the A721 and B7056 junction.

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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