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.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured claimants in Hardgate, Dunbartonshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

The key 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, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Hardgate

You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Hardgate's roads because of a negligent driver.

No matter if you were involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, this expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hardgate

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Reported statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with trips having happened on Kilbowie Rd and on Dunn St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from occupational asthma to MEK poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided claimants claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include brain tumours, chemical poisoning and deep vein thrombosis.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hardgate 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, Hardgate 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 Hardgate, Dunbartonshire 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

Why choose us for your 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.

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FAQs

What is your track record of claims in Hardgate?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Hardgate, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Dunbartonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Hardgate - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £50,481 for emphysema could conceivably vary from £30,288 to £42,908.

See How much compensation can you claim?

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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.

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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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