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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Eilean Siar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Eilean Siar road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Eilean Siar's roads because of another driver's behaviour.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Eilean Siar

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Francis Street and on Backhill.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to irritant contact dermatitis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an injured claimant.

By limiting the stress serious injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped families claim damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include degloving injuries, lead poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Eilean Siar 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, Eilean Siar 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 Eilean Siar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar 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

Can Quittance help me?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have of injury claims in Eilean Siar?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Eilean Siar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Na h-Eileanan an Iar seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Eilean Siar - What to look for

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is considerable.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £84,632 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems might vary from £50,779 to £71,937.

More information Compare solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Eilean Siar

The panel of professional no win no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Eilean Siar.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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