Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Cumbernauld road accident claims

If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Cumbernauld's roads because of another driver's carelessness, you may be able to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Cumbernauld's roads, or have been hurt in a car accident, our team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cumbernauld

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the difference injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Damages will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. The panel of expert law firms have helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include lead poisoning, birth negligence and head injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cumbernauld 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, Cumbernauld 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 Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire 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

We can 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of claims in Cumbernauld?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Do you need to select a local Cumbernauld injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are typically run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will have to go to an independent medical examination.

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £25,944 for serious foot injuries could conceivably vary from £15,566 to £22,052.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Cumbernauld personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Cumbernauld

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cumbernauld are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 633. Incidents in the Cumbernauld area in 2013 included collisions on the A73 and M80 roundabout and on the B8039 and A8011 slip road.

The panel of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cumbernauld.

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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