Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured claimants in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Hamilton road accident claims
Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Hamilton's roads due to someone else's negligence.
No matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash, we can help. Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hamilton
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
HSE statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having happened on Cadzow Street and on Almada St.
Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.
Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Hamilton 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, Hamilton 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 Hamilton, South Lanarkshire 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 a claim?
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
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Hamilton?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Hamilton, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to pedestrian accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and 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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer?
The location of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
However, you should go with a firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.
Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Read Hamilton solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Researching online reviews can be informative if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.
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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.