Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Hurlford, Ayrshire and throughout the UK claim 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:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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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Hurlford road accident claims

Drivers can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Hurlford's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident on Hurlford's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hurlford

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Officially recorded statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised backs sustained on spillages are also common with pavement trips having happened on Mauchline Rd and on Central Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Hurlford 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, Hurlford 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 Hurlford, Ayrshire 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

How do I start the process?

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

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Hurlford?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Hurlford, Ayrshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and public place accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Hurlford solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Read more : Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Hurlford

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Hurlford.

Incidents in the Hurlford region in 2013 included car crashes on the A735 and A77 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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