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.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. 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:
Duntocher road accident claims
If you were involved in an accident and injured on Duntocher's roads because of the actions of another driver, you have a right to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision on Duntocher's roads, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Duntocher
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Summerhill Rd and on Kilbowie Rd.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people impacted by severe injury.
Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms work with medical experts and the defendant's representatives ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need.
Read more about Serious injury compensation
Duntocher 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, Duntocher 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 Duntocher, Dunbartonshire 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.
Starting a 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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Has Quittance won many injury claims in Duntocher?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Reviews for solicitors in Duntocher
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £67,657 for lung cancer can range from £40,594 to £57,508.
More information : How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Do I need to choose a local solicitor?
The location of the solicitors office is not very important as cases are usually run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as claimants will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.
Further reading - Do you have a medical centre in or near Duntocher?
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.