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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.

A short phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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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Locharbriggs road accident claims

You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Locharbriggs's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour.

Whether you were injured riding a cycle on Locharbriggs's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, this expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Locharbriggs

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you injured your back or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use, when helping another person or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like strained muscles sustained on potholes are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Longloch Drive and on Auchencrieff Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure rather than financial damages. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth. By relieving the pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people receive compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from eye injuries to poisoning.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Locharbriggs 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, Locharbriggs 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 Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway 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

How do I start the process?

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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FAQs

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Locharbriggs?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need to instruct a local Locharbriggs injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very important as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near Locharbriggs as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from £19,800 to £31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

What should you consider when comparing Locharbriggs solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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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