Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Mauchline, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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 Mauchline
If you have been injured on Mauchline's roads because of another driver's behaviour, you have a right to start a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Mauchline's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our expert team are here. This guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Mauchline
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. They are often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by a falling object or a harmful substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Montgomerie St and on Loudoun St.
Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
We recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should lessen the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. The panel of specialist solicitor firms have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include serious pharmaceutical error and hydrocarbon poisoning.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Mauchline 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, Mauchline 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 Mauchline, Ayrshire 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.
Talk to the experts
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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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of winning claims in Mauchline?
Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Mauchline, Ayrshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to accidents on public transport.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Mauchline
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
The variation in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £91,821 for severe arm injuries might vary from £55,093 to £78,048.
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Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Mauchline
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Mauchline are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 224.
Our group of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in getting the best awards for claimants hurt in a road accident in Mauchline.
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.