Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether liability can be proved.
A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Lochwinnoch road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Lochwinnoch's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, our team are here. Quittance's road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Lochwinnoch
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as strained muscles suffered on spillages are also common with pothole trips having happened on Main St and on Dickson Drive.
When a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, 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.
If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. By reducing the financial stress severe injury places on an injured person and their family, an injury claim enables people to prioritise recovery. Our network of law firms have aided families affected by serious accidents.
Lochwinnoch 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, Lochwinnoch 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 Lochwinnoch, 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.
Free, no obligation 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:
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Lochwinnoch?
Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Do you need to go with a local Lochwinnoch injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not very critical as cases are usually managed by phone and email.
However, you should select a law firm that has national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.
What should you consider when checking Lochwinnoch solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The variation in fees charged by law firms is enormous.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £18,229 for work-related upper limb disorders can vary from £10,937 to £15,495.
What are the road accident statistics in Lochwinnoch
Our network of certified no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Lochwinnoch.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Lochwinnoch are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 317.
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.