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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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We have helped injured people in Lochgilphead, Bute and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Lochgilphead road accident claims

Drivers can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Lochgilphead's roads due to another party's carelessness.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on Lochgilphead's roads, our specialist team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lochgilphead

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Chalmers St and on Argyll Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms communicate with medical practitioners and the legal system to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Lochgilphead 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, Lochgilphead 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 Lochgilphead, Bute 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

Why Quittance?

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Lochgilphead?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Lochgilphead, Bute and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Bute get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Will I have to choose a law firm 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.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Check Lochgilphead solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

Read 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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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