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?
Each year, we help injured people in Crosshouse, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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:
Crosshouse road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they are hurt on Crosshouse's roads because of another party's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Crosshouse's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, this useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Crosshouse
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you slipped a disc or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries recorded in another category like being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on spillages are also quite common with falls having occurred on Main Street and on Kilmarnock Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers as opposed to financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.
More about Medical negligence compensation
Injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by flour.
More about Industrial disease compensation
Crosshouse 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, Crosshouse 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 Crosshouse, 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.
We are here to help
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Crosshouse?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert solicitors that assists people in Crosshouse, Ayrshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to road accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Check Crosshouse solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which solicitor to go with.
Read more Solicitor reviews
Do I need to go with a local Crosshouse solicitor?
The location of a lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a company that has a national network as you will usually need to go to an independent medical examination.
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.