Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury services
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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:
Girvan road accident claims
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Girvan's roads as the result of the carelessness of another driver.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash, this expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Girvan
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.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Official figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are frequently the cause of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained arms happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Dalrymple Street and on Chalmers Arcade.
Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Girvan 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, Girvan 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 Girvan, Ayrshire 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.
How do I start the process?
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:
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many Girvan claims?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Girvan, Ayrshire and across the UK, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and accidents at work.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Read Girvan solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor to pick.
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The difference in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is surprising.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £40,029 for serious arm injuries could conceivably vary from £24,017 to £34,024.
Additional reading Get a personal injury quote
Will I need to go with a local lawyer?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly critical as cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?
What are the road accident statistics in Girvan
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.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Girvan are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 245.
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.