Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in Inverkip, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Inverkip road accident claims
Drivers should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Inverkip's roads due to another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Inverkip
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job, whether you slipped a disc or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like sprained arms occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with falls having occurred on Bow Road and on Angus Road.
Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to benzene poisoning.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation
Inverkip 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, Inverkip 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 Inverkip, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Inverkip?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Inverkip, Renfrewshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to accidents on public transport.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Check Inverkip solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to sign up with.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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.