Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Clarkston, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.

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 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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Clarkston road accident claims

If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Clarkston's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user, you have a right to make a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision, or were involved in a cycling accident, we are here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Clarkston

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Recorded data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with recent street trips having happened on Fenwick Rd and on Busby Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, an injury claim enables claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Clarkston 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, Clarkston 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 Clarkston, Renfrewshire 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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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FAQs

What is your track record of handling claims in Clarkston?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Clarkston, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Clarkston solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers can vary.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which lawyer to instruct.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Clarkston claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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