Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Dunipace, Stirlingshire 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.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Dunipace road accident claims
You can make a claim for compensation if you are injured on Dunipace's roads as the result of a careless road user.
It does not matter if you have been involved riding a cycle on Dunipace's roads, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, we are here to help. The Quittance road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dunipace
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you just want closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.
For more information: Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
The lasting impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation. We work to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have aided claimants recover damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error, radiation exposure and back injuries.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Dunipace 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.
Dunipace 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 Dunipace, Stirlingshire 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 Dunipace 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Dunipace?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Dunipace, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Read Dunipace personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can differ considerably.
Online reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer to instruct.
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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Dunipace?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
In general, 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.