Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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 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:
Coatbridge road accident claims
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Coatbridge and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.
Coatbridge work accident claims
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a carpenter or a lifeguard, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Coatbridge clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers an 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 claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Coatbridge, including NHS Lanarkshire (Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire).
Coatbridge public place accident claims
Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred at an airport or on a footpath, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Coatbridge, and across the UK.
Coatbridge No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Coatbridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Coatbridge and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Coatbridge?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to a negligent diagnosis or as a result of a negligent employer.
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.
Coatbridge solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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 drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Coatbridge are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 236 road accidents in North Lanarkshire in 2021; 180 slight accidents, 49 accidents and 7 fatalities. Accidents in the Coatbridge area in 2013 included car crashes on the A8 and A725 slip road and on the A725 and A89 roundabout.
What are the work accident statistics in Coatbridge?
There were 1 fatalities and 311 other work accidents in North Lanarkshire in 2021.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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.