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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Every year, we help injured claimants in East Ayrshire, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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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

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:

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East Ayrshire road accident claims

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in East Ayrshire, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, our specialist team are here. Our road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

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work accident claims in East Ayrshire

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 were injured while working as a miner or a security officer, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in East Ayrshire

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering East Ayrshire, including NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability injury claims in East Ayrshire

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether your accident occurred on a public footpath or when travelling by train, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in East Ayrshire, and across the UK.

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East Ayrshire 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.

East Ayrshire 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 East Ayrshire, Ayrshire 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 East Ayrshire 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

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in East Ayrshire?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in East Ayrshire, Ayrshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a public park or at work.

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.

East Ayrshire solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are East Ayrshire road accident statistics?

Our network of certified injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in East Ayrshire.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in East Ayrshire are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 103 road accidents in East Ayrshire in 2021 (59 slight accidents, 37 accidents and 7 fatal accidents). Accidents in the East Ayrshire area in 2013 included collisions on the A77 and A735 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

What are the work accident statistics in East Ayrshire?

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 110 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in East Ayrshire. 85 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator