Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Glasgow and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
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, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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 Glasgow
You can claim injury compensation if you were hurt on Glasgow's roads due to another driver's behaviour.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or were involved riding a cycle on Glasgow's roads, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Glasgow
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Recorded figures reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a moving object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on potholes are also quite common with recent street falls having happened in the local area.
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by flour.
Glasgow 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, Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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.
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
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What is your track record of injury claims in Glasgow?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Glasgow and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Glasgow seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Solicitor reviews in Glasgow - What to consider
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe leg injuries, for example, ranges from £77,825 to £110,000 (based on 2015 market data).
Will you need to choose a local solicitor?
Going for a local law firm is less important as injury cases can be handled remotely.
You will need to select a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
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.