Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
We have helped injured people in Greenhill, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.
A brief 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 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 Greenhill
Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Greenhill's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Greenhill's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we can help. Our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Greenhill
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 your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically connected to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Abbey Rd.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The Quittance team recognise the difference an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants.
Compensation will lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.
The panel of solicitors have aided claimants claim damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include degloving injuries, serious psychiatric harm and bowel cancer.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Greenhill 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, Greenhill 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 Greenhill, Dumfries and Galloway 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.
Speak to an expert
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
What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Greenhill?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Greenhill, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Comparing Greenhill personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £49,270 for leg fractures can vary from £29,562 to £41,879.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
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.