Have you been 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.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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 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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Coatbridge road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured on Coatbridge's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision on Coatbridge's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Coatbridge

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you tore a ligament or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work as a whole. They are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Main Street and on C Leven Road.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want closure rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on a claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitor firms have helped families claim compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from chronic pain to multiple fractures.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Coatbridge 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, Coatbridge 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 Coatbridge, North 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many claims in Coatbridge?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

What should be considered when checking Coatbridge solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £4,354 for a severe thumb dislocation can range from £2,612 to £3,701.

Read more at - Compare solicitors quotes

Will I need to select a local Coatbridge lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially important as cases are managed remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

What are the road accident statistics in Coatbridge

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Coatbridge.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Coatbridge are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Coatbridge area in 2013 included car crashes on the A8 and A725 slip road and on the A725 and A89 roundabout.

Coatbridge work accident statistics

The most up to date 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.

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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