Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether liability can be proved.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Road accident claims in Kilwinning
You have a right to claim compensation if you are hurt on Kilwinning's roads as the result of another road user's actions.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car collision on Kilwinning's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kilwinning
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you fractured a bone or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person and their family.
A claim will lessen the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Kilwinning 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, Kilwinning 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 Kilwinning, 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.
Speak to an expert
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 experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Kilwinning?
Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Kilwinning, Ayrshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and accidents on the road.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Will I need to select a local Kilwinning lawyer?
The location of the solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Kilwinning?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The difference in the amount of success fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded £23,425 for loss of smell can range from £14,055 to £19,911.
What are the road accident statistics in Kilwinning
Accidents involving all vehicles in Kilwinning are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 244.
Quittance's panel of qualified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Kilwinning.
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.