Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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 Eaglesham

You have a right to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Eaglesham's roads because of another driver's behaviour.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, this guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Eaglesham

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you slipped a disc or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Safety figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with street falls having occurred recently.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on an individual. Our network of solicitors fight for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers have aided people collect compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include chemical burns and serious psychiatric harm.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Eaglesham 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, Eaglesham 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 Eaglesham, Renfrewshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Our specialist solicitors have 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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Eaglesham?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Identifying the best legal team for your legal case is a key step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to help you?

Eaglesham personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Eaglesham claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

The diversity in fees charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?15,661 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain can range from ?9,396 to ?13,311.

Read more at : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Eaglesham

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eaglesham are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 110.

Our panel of injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Eaglesham.

What are the Eaglesham work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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 Quittance’s 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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