Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Larkhall, Lanarkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
It should be possible 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 other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Larkhall
You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Larkhall's roads as the result of a negligent driver.
No matter if you were hurt in a crash, or were involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Larkhall
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work. They are often the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or a lake drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised backs happening on spillages are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on Union Street and on MacHan Road.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers rather than a compensation award. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.
Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Larkhall 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, Larkhall 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 Larkhall, 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of handling claims in Larkhall?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Larkhall, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and public place accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Larkhall solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.
Reviews is a great place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more : Quittance reviews
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Larkhall?
You do not need to select a solicitor near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The variation in success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £49,276 for leg fractures could conceivably vary from £29,565 to £41,884.
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What are the road accident statistics in Larkhall
Quittance's group of skilled injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Larkhall.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Larkhall are not uncommon. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 69 serious accidents and 544 slight accidents in 2013 in South Lanarkshire (Total events were 619 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Incidents in Larkhall in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A72 and B7078 junction and on the single carriageway of the A72 and M74 slip road.
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.