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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped injured claimants in Cleland, Lanarkshire and across 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 injury diagnosis) 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 practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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 Cleland

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Cleland's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team can help. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cleland

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever your job, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

HSE figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a falling object or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like strained muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Main Street and on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical change injury compensation makes to severely injured claimants. By limiting the stress serious injury places on an injured claimant, compensation allows claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have helped claimants recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and chronic pain.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cleland 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, Cleland 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 Cleland, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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

Have you won many injury claims in Cleland?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Cleland, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do you need a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Cleland

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured femur, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,370 to £11,385 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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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