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.

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Every year, we help injured people in Chryston, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a 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. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, 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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Chryston road accident claims

You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Chryston's roads because of another driver's negligence.

No matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chryston

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 a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out 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 Safety data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on Glenmanor Avenue and on Cumbernauld Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the difference compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team fight for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for medical and care costs.

The panel of law firms have helped people receive damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy and lead poisoning.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Chryston 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, Chryston 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 Chryston, 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

How we can help

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 you have of handling claims in Chryston?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Chryston, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

What should you look for when checking Chryston solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The diversity in personal injury success fees between solicitors is quite significant

As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £12,054 for mild asthma could conceivably vary from £7,232 to £10,246.

Read more at Get a quote

Do you need to instruct a local Chryston legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm with medical facilities near Chryston as claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

What are the road accident statistics in Chryston

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Chryston are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633.

Quittance's network of accredited no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Chryston.

What are the Chryston 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.

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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