Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured claimants in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

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 how close to the claim limitation date you are.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Motherwell

Motherwell cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of another party's actions.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Motherwell

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work as a whole. They are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being struck by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken arms occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Civic Square and on Brandon Arcade.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to asthma caused by grain.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury.

We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes damages for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and benzene poisoning.

Read more about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Motherwell 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, Motherwell 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 Motherwell, North Lanarkshire 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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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FAQs

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Motherwell?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Motherwell, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Do you need to choose a local Motherwell solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.

More on - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Motherwell - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £15,675 for displaced metatarsal fractures could conceivably vary from £9,405 to £13,323.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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