We know how an injury can affect your life

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Maddiston, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.

How did your injury happen?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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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.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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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.

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.

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Road accident claims in Maddiston

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Maddiston are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 96 road accidents in Stirling in 2021 (53 slight accidents, 38 accidents and 5 fatalities). Incidents in Maddiston in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the roundabout of the A803 and M9 slip road and on the B805 and B810 roundabout.

All road users in Maddiston and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

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Work accident claims in Maddiston

There were 0 fatalities and 94 other work accidents in Stirling in 2021.

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a care home worker or a chef, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Maddiston

When a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Maddiston.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Maddiston

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you have been injured on a footpath or on public transport, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as head, brain and spinal injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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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 Maddiston and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Maddiston injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Maddiston, Stirlingshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to medical negligence or as a result of a negligent employer, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Maddiston injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator