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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Dreghorn, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have 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 at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Road accident claims in Dreghorn

Road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Dreghorn's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Dreghorn's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, our guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dreghorn

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Official data underscore the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like strained muscles suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on South Vennel and on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their family. By reducing the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

The panel of solicitors have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Dreghorn 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, Dreghorn 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 Dreghorn, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

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

How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Dreghorn?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Dreghorn, Ayrshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to accidents on building sites.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Dreghorn?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

In most cases, 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £12,650 to £25,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Dreghorn solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive if you are weighing up which lawyer to go with.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Dreghorn

Quittance's group of trained lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Dreghorn.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dreghorn are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

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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