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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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

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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Road accident claims in Kirkintilloch

Road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Kirkintilloch's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Kirkintilloch's roads, or were involved in a hit-and-run, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kirkintilloch

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by a falling object, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on tripping on a street are also common with street falls having happened on Main St and on Antermony Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to latex allergy.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Kirkintilloch 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, Kirkintilloch 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 Kirkintilloch, Glasgow 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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What experience do you have of handling claims in Kirkintilloch?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Glasgow get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to bike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of a solicitor is not critical as injury cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that provides medical facilities near Kirkintilloch as claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The diversity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £8,657 for a fractured index finger can vary from £5,194 to £7,358.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Comparing injury solicitors in Kirkintilloch - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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