Personal injury solicitors
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped injured people in Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
How did your injury happen?
The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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:
Road accident claims in Clackmannanshire
Road accidents in Clackmannanshire increased by 1 from 2020 to 2021. Official gov.uk data shows there were 25 road accidents in Clackmannanshire in 2021 (11 slight accidents, 13 accidents and 1 fatal accidents).
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Clackmannanshire and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.
Clackmannanshire work accident claims
There were 0 fatalities and 42 other work accidents in Clackmannanshire in 2021.
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a care assistant or a builder, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.
Clackmannanshire clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Clackmannanshire, including NHS Forth Valley (Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk).
Clackmannanshire Occupiers liability injury claims
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether you were hurt in an office or in a car park, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Clackmannanshire and cross the UK.
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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:
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many Clackmannanshire injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Clackmannanshire, Clackmannanshire, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car or motorbike accident, as a result of a negligent employer or due to clinical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Clackmannanshire solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.