Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
Every year, we help injured people in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire and across the UK get the compensation they need.
How were you injured?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
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Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
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:
Clydebank road accident claims
Official 2021 data recorded 54 road accidents in West Dunbartonshire. 31 slight accidents, 21 accidents and 2 fatalities occurred on West Dunbartonshire's roads in 2021. Accidents in the Clydebank region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A82 and A8014 roundabout.
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
whether you were hurt in a car crash, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.
Clydebank work injury claims
In West Dunbartonshire, there were 66 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a plumber or a zero-hours contractor, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.
Clydebank medical negligence claims
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Clydebank, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).
Clydebank occupiers liability accident claims
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you were hurt on council property or on a station platform, and someone else caused the accident, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.
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 Clydebank and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Clydebank?
Whether you live in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a bicycle accident, as a result of a negligent employer or in a supermarket we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Clydebank personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
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.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.