Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
Each year, we help injured people in Coylton, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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
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:
Coylton road accident claims
Coylton cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on Coylton's roads, we can help you take action. Our useful guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Coylton
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work. They are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by moving machinery, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on potholes are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation. You can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. By limiting the stress a serious injury puts on an injured claimant, an injury claim enables individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.
Further information: Serious injury compensation claims
Coylton 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, Coylton 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 Coylton, Ayrshire 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.
Starting a claim
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.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Coylton?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Coylton, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to factory accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Coylton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are considering which solicitor to pick.
Read more : Reviews
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a severe thumb dislocation, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £3,190 to £5,500 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.