Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Irvine, North Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. 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:
Irvine road accident claims
Irvine cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to another party's negligence.
Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash, our specialist team are here. This road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Irvine
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what your employment status, whether you tore a ligament or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Safety data reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are often connected to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by hand tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Thornhouse Avenue and on High Street.
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from radiation exposure to hydrocarbon poisoning.
More injury claim types
The lasting impact of a serious injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating injury compensation. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of specialist law firms correspond with medical professionals, insurance providers and the defendant's representatives to ensure claimants affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
Irvine 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, Irvine 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 Irvine, North 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.
How do I start a 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Irvine?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Irvine, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Irvine?
You do not need to select a solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Comparing injury solicitors in Irvine - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Irvine
Our network of proficient road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Irvine.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Irvine are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 244. Accidents in the Irvine area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A78 and A71 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A737 and A78 roundabout.
What are the Irvine work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019
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.