Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Clackmannanshire, Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. 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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Road accident claims in Clackmannanshire

Road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Clackmannanshire's roads due to someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you were injured as a pedestrian on Clackmannanshire's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Clackmannanshire

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken toes sustained on slippery pavements are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when calculating a claim.

By relieving the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors correspond with doctors, insurance providers and the legal system ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and spinal cord damage.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Clackmannanshire 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, Clackmannanshire 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 Clackmannanshire, Clackmannanshire 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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

Have the solicitors handled many Clackmannanshire claims?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Clackmannanshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Clackmannanshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Clackmannanshire

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Clackmannanshire

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Clackmannanshire are quite common. Official statistics reveal fatal accidents, 14 serious accidents and 72 slight accidents in 2013 in Clackmannanshire (Total events were 86 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 84.

Our network of solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Clackmannanshire.

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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