Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in New Cumnock, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 New Cumnock

If you were injured in an accident on New Cumnock's roads due to another driver's behaviour, you have the right to claim compensation.

No matter if you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on New Cumnock's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in New Cumnock

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken collarbones experienced on potholes are also common with recent street falls having happened on Highpark Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by flour.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

New Cumnock 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, New Cumnock 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 New Cumnock, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why 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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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in New Cumnock?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in New Cumnock, Ayrshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will I need to choose a local solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Check New Cumnock solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for chronic asthma, for example, ranges from £21,230 to £34,760 (based on 2015 market data).

What are the road accident statistics in New Cumnock

Our group of proficient no win no fee legal advisors are experienced in securing the highest compensation for people hurt in a road accident in New Cumnock.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in New Cumnock are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 224.

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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