Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Lanark, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. 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:
Road accident claims in Lanark
Lanark cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Lanark's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our specialist team can help. The Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Lanark
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.
However your injury occurred, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Reported data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident at work. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a building, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Westport and on Carstairs Road.
When a person is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers rather than starting an injury claim. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the change a compensation claim makes to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a claim allows them to prioritise recovery.
Lanark 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, Lanark 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 Lanark, 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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:
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Frequently asked questions
Have you won many injury claims in Lanark?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Lanark, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on the road.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy 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.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medicals 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.
The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £121,563 for moderate hearing loss can range from £72,938 to £103,329.
Further reading : Compare solicitors
Lanark personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can be a good place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to go with.
What are the road accident statistics in Lanark
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Lanark are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 657.
Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest damages for anyone injured in a car accident in Lanark.
Lanark 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.