Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured people in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Why not 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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Inverclyde road accident claims

If you are involved in an accident and injured on Inverclyde's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user, you should be able to claim compensation.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Inverclyde's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Inverclyde

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job is, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. They are frequently connected to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Brisbane St and on Bow Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

By relieving the stress a major injury puts on an injured claimant, a claim allows them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years aided claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from paralysis to mesothelioma.

Read more about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Inverclyde 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, Inverclyde 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 Inverclyde, Renfrewshire 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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Inverclyde?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim 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.

What should you consider when checking Inverclyde solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

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 Inverclyde

Quittance's group of proficient no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in negotiating the highest compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Inverclyde.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Inverclyde are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal fatal accidents, 12 serious accidents and 138 slight accidents in 2013 in Inverclyde (Total events were 150 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 186.

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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