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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

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

Will I be able to make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Garelochhead

Road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Garelochhead's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision, our specialist team are here. This expert guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Garelochhead

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred on the Clachan.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the difference compensation will make to people affected by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury puts on a claimant, compensation helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Garelochhead 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, Garelochhead 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 Garelochhead, Bute 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Garelochhead?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Garelochhead, Bute and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Bute seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including cycling accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Garelochhead personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

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

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

What are the road accident statistics in Garelochhead

Our network of best of breed no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for people hurt in a car accident in Garelochhead.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Garelochhead are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 304 accidents (242 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Argyll and Bute local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 255.

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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