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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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Every year, we help injured people in Falkirk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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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Road accident claims in Falkirk

If you suffered an injury on Falkirk's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you have a right to claim compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Falkirk's roads, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Falkirk

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Recorded statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes connected to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Main St and on Glen Crescent.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the difference compensation will make to severely injured claimants. We work hard for the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including damages for medical expenses and care costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided claimants impacted by severe accidents.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Falkirk 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, Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Falkirk?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Falkirk, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to ladder accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is 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.

What should you consider when checking Falkirk solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Are Falkirk claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What are the road accident statistics in Falkirk

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Falkirk are common. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 296. Incidents in the Falkirk region in 2013 included collisions on the roundabout of the A803 and B816 mini-roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A904 and A9 roundabout.

Our group of certified litigators have decades of experience in securing maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Falkirk.

What are the Falkirk work accident statistics?

The most recent 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.

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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