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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Greenock, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Greenock road accident claims

Greenock drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision on Greenock's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, this road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Greenock

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also common with recent street trips having happened on Brisbane St and on Bow Road.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from mesothelioma to emphysema.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Greenock 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, Greenock 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 Greenock, Renfrewshire 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

Helping people like you

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

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Greenock?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Greenock, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Greenock solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to go with a local Greenock legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a company that provides national medical coverage as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £21,505 to £31,625 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Greenock

Accidents involving vehicles in Greenock are relatively frequent. Official statistics show fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 186. Accidents in Greenock in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A8 and B788 junction and on the single carriageway of the B789 and M8 junction.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Greenock.

Work accident statistics in Greenock

The most recent 2019

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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