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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Linwood, Renfrewshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether liability can be proved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Linwood road accident claims

Linwood drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Linwood's roads, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Linwood

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on obstructed pathways are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Walkinshaw Street and on Main Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from industrial deafness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to severely injured claimants. A claim will ease the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided families receive damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to neck injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Linwood 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, Linwood 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 Linwood, Renfrewshire 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

Speak to an expert

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Linwood?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Linwood, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Linwood

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The variation in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant awarded £31,087 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from £18,652 to £26,424.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Linwood

Road accidents involving vehicles in Linwood are relatively commonplace with a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 317. Incidents in Linwood in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A761 and A737 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B789 and A737 crossroads.

Our network of certified road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Linwood.

Work accident statistics in Linwood

The most recent 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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