Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't 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 as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

How did your injury happen?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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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 knowledge') happened:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether a minor was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

East Kilbride road accident claims

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in East Kilbride are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 252 road accidents in South Lanarkshire in 2021 (165 slight accidents, 80 accidents and 7 fatalities). Incidents in the East Kilbride region in 2013 included car crashes on the A726 and A725 roundabout and on the A725 and B761 roundabout.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in East Kilbride and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

East Kilbride work accident claims

South Lanarkshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 240 non-fatal and 1 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 173 cases.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a hairdresser or a shop worker, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

East Kilbride clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for East Kilbride.

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East Kilbride public place accident claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident occurred in a public park or in a hotel, you may be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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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 Kilbride and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in East Kilbride?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured during a negligent medical procedure or in a car or bike accident we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

East Kilbride injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator