Were you 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.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Forth, Lanarkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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 Forth
Forth drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's actions.
No matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Forth's roads, Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Forth
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Reported data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main St.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are just looking for answers instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.
For more information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants. We work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors correspond with the legal system and medical experts, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries and deep vein thrombosis.
For more information: Catastrophic injury claims
Forth 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, Forth 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 Forth, 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.
The Quittance Team
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Forth?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Forth, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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 I need to select a local Forth solicitor?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less important as injury cases are typically managed by phone and email.
However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Check Forth personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online reviews can be informative if you are trying to decide which solicitor to go with.
The diversity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is quite significant
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £25,728 for a serious wrist injury might vary from £15,437 to £21,868.
Further reading Compare solicitors quotes
What are the road accident statistics in Forth
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Forth are relatively frequent. 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 accidents increased to 657.
Our network of no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Forth.
What are the Forth 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.
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.