Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured people in Milngavie, Glasgow and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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.

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

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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Road accident claims in Milngavie

You have the right to claim compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Milngavie's roads because of the actions of another road user.

No matter if you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Milngavie

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive figures expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by machinery, a fall from height or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments happening on pavement cracks are also common with recent falls having occurred on Douglas St and on Craigash Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from industrial deafness to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their dependants. Quittance's team work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Milngavie 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, Milngavie 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 Milngavie, Glasgow 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Milngavie?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Milngavie, Glasgow and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Glasgow seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Milngavie?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need a local Milngavie solicitor ?

The location of the firm is not very critical as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

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

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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