Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
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 Personal 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
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:
Moffat road accident claims
If you are injured in an accident on Moffat's roads because of the actions of another driver, you can claim injury compensation.
No matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision on Moffat's roads, this road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Moffat
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide 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 Safety statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as strained muscles happening on slippery pavements are also common with street falls having occurred on High St.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to benzene poisoning.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to people who have been impacted by serious injury. We fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of expert solicitors communicate with the defendant's representatives, insurance providers and medical experts ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.
Further information: Serious injury compensation claims
Moffat 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, Moffat 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 Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway 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.
How can Quittance help?
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
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Moffat?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Dumfries and Galloway seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car passenger accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free 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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Reviews for solicitors in Moffat
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
What deductions will you be liable for from your compensation?
The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors is quite significant
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £67,664 for lung cancer might vary from £40,598 to £57,514.
Do I need to select a local solicitor ?
The location of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.
You will need to go with a company that offers national medical coverage as claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.
What are the road accident statistics in Moffat
Quittance's group of specialist legal advisors have vast experience in achieving the best settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Moffat.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Moffat are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 395.
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.