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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury 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 considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Chapelhall

You can make a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Chapelhall's roads as the result of a careless road user.

No matter if you were injured riding a cycle on Chapelhall's roads, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, our expert team can help. The Quittance expert guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chapelhall

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

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with incidents having happened on Lauchope St and on Fir View.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants. A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have aided families receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include back injuries and asbestosis.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Chapelhall 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, Chapelhall 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 Chapelhall, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

Our specialist solicitors have 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

Have you won many injury claims in Chapelhall?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between ?21,505 and ?31,625 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Chapelhall

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

What are the road accident statistics in Chapelhall

Accidents involving all vehicles in Chapelhall are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Accidents in the Chapelhall area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A73 and A775 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7066 junction.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Chapelhall.

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 Quittance’s 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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