Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured claimants in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, where the injury occurred or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
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:
Road accident claims in Kilmaurs
Drivers and other road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Kilmaurs's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on Kilmaurs's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kilmaurs
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Main Street and on Main St.
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to asthma caused by colophony.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical difference injury compensation will make to people who have been affected by serious injury.
A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitor firms have helped families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to mesothelioma.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Kilmaurs 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, Kilmaurs 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 Kilmaurs, 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.
What should I do next?
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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Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Kilmaurs?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Kilmaurs - What to consider
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kilmaurs?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Kilmaurs
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kilmaurs are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 224.
Our network of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Kilmaurs.
Work accident statistics in Kilmaurs
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.