Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Maddiston, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person 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, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Maddiston
If you are injured in an accident on Maddiston's roads because of another road user's carelessness, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.
It does not matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash, this useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Maddiston
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your employment status, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.
Further information: Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to irritant contact dermatitis.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We understand the critical change injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants.
A successful claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious include chemical poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Maddiston 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, Maddiston 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 Maddiston, Stirlingshire 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.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Maddiston?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Maddiston, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Maddiston?
You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Check Maddiston solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.
Researching reviews can be revealing when attempting to decide which solicitor to pick.
The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is surprising.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £22,108 for very serious thumb injuries can vary from £13,265 to £18,791.
Further reading : Compare solicitors quotes
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.