Were you injured in an accident that was not 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 Kilbirnie, Ayrshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, 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:
Kilbirnie road accident claims
Drivers have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Kilbirnie's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
No matter if you were hurt in a car collision on Kilbirnie's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, we can help you take action. Our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kilbirnie
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries classified under another heading like being hit by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also common with slips having occurred on Main St and on Dalry Road.
Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to MEK poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We understand the change injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
We work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.
Quittance's network of specialist law firms work with insurance companies and the legal system ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Kilbirnie 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, Kilbirnie 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 Kilbirnie, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many Kilbirnie claims?
Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to cycling accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, 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.
Do I need to instruct a local Kilbirnie legal firm?
Going for a local law firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.
However, you should select a law firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
Read about - Do I have to attend a medical?
Kilbirnie personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to work with and which considerations are most important to you.
The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises prospective claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £28,346 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job can vary from £17,008 to £24,094.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
What are the road accident statistics in Kilbirnie
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kilbirnie are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 244.
The panel of best of breed no win, no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Kilbirnie.
What are the Kilbirnie work accident statistics?
The most recent 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.