Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Girvan, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able 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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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

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:

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Girvan road accident claims

If you have been injured on Girvan's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:

  • As driver or passenger
  • On a motorbike or bicycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On public transport

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash, our expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Girvan work injury claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a surveyor or a site labourer, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Girvan medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Girvan, including NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire).

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Girvan occupiers liability accident claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were hurt on public transport or on a pavement, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain or spinal injuries.

Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Girvan, and across the UK.

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Girvan 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.

Girvan 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 Girvan, Ayrshire 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Girvan 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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Girvan?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Girvan, Ayrshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a supermarket or in a car accident.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Girvan personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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What are the road accident statistics in Girvan?

Government data reveals there were 317 road accidents in Ayrshire in 2021 (191 slight accidents, 109 accidents and 17 fatalities).

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum awards for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Girvan.

Girvan work accident statistics

In 2021, there were 216 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Ayrshire.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor