Were you injured 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.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help injured claimants in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire and across 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 knowledge') 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 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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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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East Kilbride road accident claims

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on East Kilbride's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver.

It does not matter 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Kilbride

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.

Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as fractured ankles happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street falls having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an individual and their family. Quittance's network of solicitors work hard for maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

East Kilbride 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 Kilbride 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 Kilbride, South Lanarkshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have of handling claims in East Kilbride?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Will you need to choose a local legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as cases are handled remotely.

You will need to instruct a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near East Kilbride?

The variation in the amount of fees between different law firms is enormous.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £19,263 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could conceivably vary from £11,558 to £16,374.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

Solicitor reviews in East Kilbride - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in East Kilbride

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in East Kilbride.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in East Kilbride are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Incidents in the East Kilbride region in 2013 included car crashes on the A726 and A725 roundabout and on the A725 and B761 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in East Kilbride

The most up to date 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 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.

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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