Personal injury solicitors

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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

What happened?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident 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 an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Houston road accident claims

Official 2021 data recorded 136 road accidents in Renfrewshire (91 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 4 fatalities).

All road users in Houston and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, our team can help. This guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Houston

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 147 non-fatal and 0 fatal work-related accidents in Renfrewshire. 115 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether your accident happened while working as a doctor or a retail worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Houston

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Houston, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Houston

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were injured in a shopping centre or at a leisure centre, you may be entitled to claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation

Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Houston and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Houston?

Whether you live in Houston, Renfrewshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to a negligent diagnosis or because of a coworker's negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Houston injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you 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:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator