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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Cowie, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

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, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Cowie road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Cowie's roads as the result of another party's actions.

No matter if you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Cowie's roads, we are here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cowie

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded data show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are frequently the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on Main St and on Kersemill.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

More about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the vital change a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have helped families recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to head injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Cowie 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, Cowie 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 Cowie, Stirlingshire 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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Cowie?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cowie, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and accidents on public transport.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Cowie personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be informative when trying to decide which solicitor to pick.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not important as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £11,863 for serious thumb injuries can range from £7,118 to £10,083.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Cowie

Our group of accredited personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Cowie.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cowie are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 302 accidents (232 slight accidents, 66 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stirling council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224. Incidents in the Cowie area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A9 and A91 roundabout and on the B9124 and A91 roundabout.

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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