Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How we can help
We have helped injured claimants in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Dalbeattie road accident claims
If you were hurt in an accident on Dalbeattie's roads as the result of a negligent driver, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, the Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dalbeattie
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, to make a formal complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.
For more information: Medical negligence claims
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by flour.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We understand the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. We work for maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Dalbeattie 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, Dalbeattie 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 Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway 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.
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 your track record of claims in Dalbeattie?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to whiplash.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Comparing injury solicitors in Dalbeattie - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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.