Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't 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
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Dunoon, Bute and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee 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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Road accident claims in Dunoon
Dunoon road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Dunoon's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dunoon
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Queen Street and on George St.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to dioxin poisoning.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to people impacted by serious injury. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps them to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors correspond with insurers and Courts ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include bowel cancer, spinal cord damage and serious psychiatric harm.
Read more about Serious injury compensation
Dunoon 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, Dunoon 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 Dunoon, Bute 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Dunoon?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Dunoon, Bute and across the UK, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Bute get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to cycling accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as 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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Dunoon personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers can vary.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to work with.
Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Do you need to instruct a local Dunoon injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not so relevant as cases can be run remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke, for example, ranges from £4,290 to £10,175 (based on 2015 market data).
What are the road accident statistics in Dunoon
Quittance's group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Dunoon.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Dunoon are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 304 accidents (242 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Argyll and Bute local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 255.
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.