Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Kirkcudbright

If you have been injured on Kirkcudbright's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:

  • As driver or passenger
  • On a motorbike or bicycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On public transport

Whether you have been involved riding a bike, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Kirkcudbright work injury claims

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.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a cleaner or a school teacher, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Kirkcudbright medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Kirkcudbright.

Read more:

Claim clinical negligence compensation

Kirkcudbright occupiers liability accident claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether your accident occurred at an airport or in a park, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is an injury that leads to life-changing disability or requires long-term treatment and recovery. Serious injuries include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Kirkcudbright No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Kirkcudbright injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of 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.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Kirkcudbright and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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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.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor