Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

How did your injury happen?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

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Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'. Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Kilmarnock road accident claims

Accidents on Kilmarnock's roads are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 317 road accidents in Ayrshire in 2021, including 191 slight accidents, 109 accidents and 17 fatal accidents. Incidents in the Kilmarnock area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A77 and A735 roundabout and on the A735 and A71 roundabout.

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, our expert team can help. This guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

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Work injury claims in Kilmarnock

Ayrshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 216 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 142 cases.

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a firefighter or a welder, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Kilmarnock

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Kilmarnock.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accident claims in Kilmarnock

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you were hurt on council property or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Kilmarnock and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Kilmarnock injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car or bike accident, due to a manager's negligence or due to a negligent diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Kilmarnock solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator