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.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Erskine, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled 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. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Erskine
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.
Work accident claims in Erskine
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Erskine medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Further information: Clinical negligence claims
Erskine public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or in a car park, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of Erskine injury claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an individual and their family.
By limiting the financial stress a serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables them to prioritise their recovery.
The panel of law firms engage with insurers and the legal system, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Erskine No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Erskine injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Erskine, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Erskine and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many Erskine claims?
We are a national network of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Erskine, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Will you need to instruct a local injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby firm is not important as injury cases now tend to be conducted remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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?".
Read Erskine personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Reading reviews can help build a picture if you are considering which lawyer to act for you.
What are the road accident statistics in Erskine
Our network of certified legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the best awards for people hurt in a car accident in Erskine.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Erskine are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 317. Incidents in the Erskine region in 2013 included collisions on the A726 and M898 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the M8 and M898 slip road.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.