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.

How we can help

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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East Ayrshire road accident claims

Drivers may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on East Ayrshire's roads because of another party's carelessness.

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

Road accident claims

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 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 you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Safety statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work as a whole. They are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by material under pressure or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Lugar St and on Logan Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. 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 a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury.

The Quittance team work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include head injuries, chemical burns and amputation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

East Ayrshire 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, East Ayrshire 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 East Ayrshire, Ayrshire 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

Why choose us for your 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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FAQs

What is your track record of claims in East Ayrshire?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in East Ayrshire, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

How to choose the best solicitor for you

Instructing the most appropriate legal representation to act for you is a key step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.

How do you ensure you select the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between firms is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?27,073 for complicated leg fractures might vary from ?16,244 to ?23,012.

More information How to compare personal injury solicitors

East Ayrshire solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to pick.

Read more - Reviews

Will you need to instruct a local East Ayrshire legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near East Ayrshire as you will need to go to a medical exam.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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