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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Helensburgh, Bute and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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 other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Helensburgh road accident claims

Helensburgh road users can start a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's actions.

It does not matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Helensburgh's roads, we can help. This guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Helensburgh

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.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Reported data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on the Clachan and on Churchill Square.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term effect of a serious injury is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining a claim. Quittance fight to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of expert lawyers for many years have aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Helensburgh 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, Helensburgh 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 Helensburgh, Bute 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Helensburgh?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Helensburgh, Bute and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Bute get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process 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.

Comparing Helensburgh personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do I need to choose a local Helensburgh injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not so important as cases are handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that offers a national network as claimants will have to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Helensburgh

Accidents involving all vehicles in Helensburgh are not uncommon with 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 255.

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Helensburgh.

Work accident statistics in Helensburgh

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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