Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Langholm

Langholm road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are injured because of someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Langholm's roads, this guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Langholm

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole. They are frequently related to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having happened on Lynwood.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want answers rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to chromium related illnesses.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Langholm 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, Langholm 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 Langholm, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can 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.

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FAQs

What is your track record of winning claims in Langholm?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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.

Langholm solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to pick.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not especially relevant as injury cases are usually conducted by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is quite significant

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £21,088 for bronchitis can vary from £12,653 to £17,925.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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