Have you been 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.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Holytown, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim 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. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Holytown road accident claims
Drivers can claim compensation if they are hurt on Holytown's roads because of another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, we can help you take action. The Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Holytown
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Civic Square and on Brandon Arcade.
When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.
More about Medical negligence compensation
Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from NIHL to benzene poisoning.
More about Industrial disease compensation
Holytown 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, Holytown 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 Holytown, 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.
What should I do next?
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
How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Holytown?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Holytown, Lanarkshire and across the country, get compensation.
Last year, we helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Reviews for lawyers in Holytown
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Do you need to instruct a local legal firm?
The location of a firm is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.
Further reading : Do you have a local medical centre?
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.