Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Catrine, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Catrine road accident claims
Road users can claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Catrine's roads because of another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Catrine's roads, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Catrine
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported data emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Main Street and on Loudoun St.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.
More injury claim types
The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.
The Quittance team work to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.
Our network of expert law firms have aided families recover damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, hydrocarbon poisoning and degloving injuries.
Catrine 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, Catrine 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 Catrine, Ayrshire 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Catrine?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Catrine, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Catrine?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The variation in fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £23,411 for loss of smell can vary from £14,046 to £19,899.
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Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a company with medical facilities near Catrine as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
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.