Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured people in Cumnock, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make 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, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, 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
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:
Cumnock road accident claims
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a hit-and-run, our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Cumnock work injury claims
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a scaffolder or a motorcycle courier, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.
Cumnock medical negligence claims
Medical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Cumnock, including NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire).
Cumnock public place injury claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether your accident occurred in a nightclub or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining a claim.
Quittance fight hard for compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors engage with insurance providers and the defendant's representatives ensuring families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.
Read more about Catastrophic injury claims
Cumnock 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.
Cumnock 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 Cumnock, 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.
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.
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 Cumnock 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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if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Cumnock?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Cumnock, Ayrshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Will you need a local legal firm?
Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical assessment.
The variation in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is a material consideration for claimants.
For example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £101,926 for spinal cord damage could vary from £61,156 to £86,637.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Cumnock personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.
Read : Quittance reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Cumnock
Accidents involving vehicles in Cumnock are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 4 fatal accidents, 28 serious accidents and 177 slight accidents in 2013 in East Ayrshire (Total events were 209 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 224.
Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best awards for people hurt in a road accident in Cumnock.
What are the Cumnock work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019
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.