Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:

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.

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Kilmarnock road accident claims

Road users can start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Kilmarnock's roads due to another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on Kilmarnock's roads, 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kilmarnock

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.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, 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 injury claim

Accidents in a public place

Official statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like facial scarring suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Foregate and on John Finnie Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related disease to latex allergy.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The lasting effect serious injury has will be understood by the Courts when calculating compensation.

We work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of law firms have helped claimants claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include concussion, amputation and lung cancer.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Kilmarnock 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, Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

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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FAQs

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Kilmarnock?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of people across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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

Service standards provided by lawyers can differ.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus could vary between £23,980 and £36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need a local Kilmarnock injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not especially critical as injury cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre in or near Kilmarnock?

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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