Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Milton, Dunbartonshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, where the injury occurred or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Milton 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 hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the compensation process.
Milton work injury claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a forklift driver or a paramedic, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.
Milton medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
Milton public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a public park or in a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
We recognise the change injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. Quittance work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including reimbursement for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and paralysis.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Milton 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.
Milton 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 Milton, Dunbartonshire 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.
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.
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 Milton 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
How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Milton?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Milton, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to bike accidents.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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.
Milton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Milton?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe tinnitus, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £23,980 to £36,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What are the road accident statistics in Milton
Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Milton.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Milton are common with 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.
Work accident statistics in Milton
The latest 2019 accident at work statistics for the South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Machinery related injury||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||2|
|Fall from height||13|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and carrying||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.