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

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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.

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

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:

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Lochwinnoch road accident claims

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, our team are here. Ourroad accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Lochwinnoch work injury claims

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 were injured or became ill working as a surveyor or a temp worker, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Lochwinnoch medical negligence claims

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Lochwinnoch, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Lochwinnoch occupiers liability accident claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you have been injured on public transport or on a public highway, and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

Read more:

Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Compensation for serious injuries

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.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Lochwinnoch 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.

Lochwinnoch 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 Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Lochwinnoch 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:

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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.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near Lochwinnoch?

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.

See Get a personal injury quote

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.

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

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor