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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help injured people in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire and across the UK get compensation for:

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. You can also 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

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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Clydebank road accident claims

Clydebank road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash on Clydebank's roads, or were involved in a hit-and-run, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Clydebank

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

Whatever your job, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by tools in use or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also common with trips having occurred on Sylvania Way and on Dunn St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone 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. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured person and their family.

By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on a claimant, a successful claim enables individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

The panel of solicitors have helped families receive compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include brain tumours and lead poisoning.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Clydebank 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, Clydebank 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 Clydebank, Dunbartonshire 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

How can Quittance help?

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

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Clydebank?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to accidents at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Comparing Clydebank personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will you need a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

What are the road accident statistics in Clydebank

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Clydebank are relatively frequent with a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135. 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.

Our group of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Clydebank.

Clydebank work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

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.

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.

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