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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Larbert, Stirlingshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. 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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Larbert road accident claims

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Larbert's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Larbert's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Larbert

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job, whether you had a crush injury or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

HSE statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common accident at work as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having happened on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Larbert 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, Larbert 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 Larbert, Stirlingshire 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

Your questions answered

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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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many Larbert claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Larbert, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and accidents on the road.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Larbert personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be informative if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant awarded £12,233 for scarring can vary from £7,340 to £10,398.

Read more at : How much compensation can you claim?

Will you need to select a local Larbert injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very relevant as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical coverage as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Larbert

Our group of certified personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Larbert.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Larbert are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

Work accident statistics in Larbert

The most up to date 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

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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