Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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 claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Road accident claims in Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's actions.
Whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Kirkcudbright's roads, or were hurt in a collision, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kirkcudbright
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whatever your job, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Dumfries & Galloway, you can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by colophony.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Compensation will ease the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. The panel of expert law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious include serious pharmaceutical error and head injuries.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Kirkcudbright 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, Kirkcudbright 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 Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway 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 Quittance Legal Services?
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
How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Kirkcudbright?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Kirkcudbright solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.
Reviews is a great place to start when deciding which solicitor to act for you.
Read more Solicitor reviews
Do you need a local Kirkcudbright solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical exam.
More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
The difference in the amount of fees charged by lawyers is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £7,915 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery might vary from £4,749 to £6,727.
More information - Get a quote
What are the road accident statistics in Kirkcudbright
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kirkcudbright are common. Officially reported accident data shows 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 395.
Our group of expert no win, no fee litigators have decades of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Kirkcudbright.
What are the Kirkcudbright 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.