Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help hundreds of people in East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, 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 Renfrewshire road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on East Renfrewshire's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were injured riding a cycle on East Renfrewshire's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our expert team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Renfrewshire

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data reveal that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent slips having occurred on Mearns Rd and on Harvie Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

East Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire, 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Has Quittance won many injury claims in East Renfrewshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both practical advice and legal guidance.

Read East Renfrewshire solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to choose.

Read Solicitor reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will you need to instruct a local East Renfrewshire injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so important as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm with a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance 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.

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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