Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim 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 knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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:
Kirkmuirhill road accident claims
Kirkmuirhill drivers and other road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. The Quittance guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kirkmuirhill
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being struck by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened on Thornton Drive and on Lesmahagow.
Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to latex allergy.
More about Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We recognise the vital difference compensation will make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitor firms work with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include multiple fractures, major surgical negligence and dioxin poisoning.
More about Serious injury claims
Kirkmuirhill 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, Kirkmuirhill 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 Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire 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.
Advice and 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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Kirkmuirhill?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Kirkmuirhill
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
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.