Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Lesmahagow
Lesmahagow drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they are hurt due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or were involved in a motorcycle accident on Lesmahagow's roads, our expert team can help. Quittance's guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Lesmahagow
If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Health and Safety statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Lesmahagow and on Abbeygreen.
Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
More about Industrial disease claims
Lesmahagow No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Lesmahagow injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Lesmahagow and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Lesmahagow?
We are a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to industrial disease.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
Will I need to select a local legal firm?
The location of a law firm is not important as cases are run by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice with a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
More details - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Read Lesmahagow solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Lesmahagow
The panel of specialist injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Lesmahagow.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Lesmahagow are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657.
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.