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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Crookedholm, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured.

  • 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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Crookedholm

All road users in Crookedholm and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Work accident claims in Crookedholm

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Clinical negligence claims in Crookedholm

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Public place accidents in Crookedholm

Whether you have been injured in a shopping centre or in a park, and someone else was responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

Other injury claims in Crookedholm

The long-term effect of serious injury will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining injury compensation. By limiting the stress serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, compensation allows claimants to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Crookedholm 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.

Crookedholm 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 Crookedholm, Ayrshire 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Crookedholm 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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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Crookedholm?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Crookedholm, Ayrshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Do you need a local Crookedholm legal firm?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially important as injury cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

The difference in the level of success fees charged by lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £50,474 for emphysema could conceivably vary from £30,284 to £42,902.

More information Get a quote

Check Crookedholm personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator