Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Largs, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Largs road accident claims

You may be able to claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Largs's roads because of the carelessness of another road user.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Largs's roads, our expert team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Largs

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on spillages are also common with trips having happened on Aitken Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial compensation. You can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to MEK poisoning.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Largs 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, Largs 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 Largs, Ayrshire 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 are Quittance Legal Services

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Largs?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Largs, Ayrshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to accidents due to poor road conditions.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not important as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £67,096 for severe knee injuries could vary from £40,257 to £57,031.

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Largs personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.

Find out more Quittance reviews

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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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