Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in New Stevenston, Lanarkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in New Stevenston
You should be able to claim injury compensation if you sustained an injury on New Stevenston's roads due to the behaviour of another road user.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were injured in a cycling accident, our expert team can help. This useful guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in New Stevenston
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Recorded statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Main St and on Hope Street.
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by latex.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. We work hard for maximum compensation for severe injuries, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, neck injuries and radiation exposure.
Read more about Serious injury claims
New Stevenston 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 Stevenston 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 Stevenston, 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.
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in New Stevenston?
We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in New Stevenston, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
What should be considered when checking New Stevenston solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The variation in the amount of personal injury fees charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.
As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £8,388 for moderate shoulder injuries can vary from £5,033 to £7,130.
Further reading Compare solicitors
Do you have to choose a lawyer in New Stevenston?
Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in New Stevenston
Quittance's panel of qualified legal advisors have vast experience in achieving optimum damages for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in New Stevenston.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in New Stevenston are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Incidents in the New Stevenston region in 2013 included collisions on the A723 and B7029 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A775 and B779 junction.
New Stevenston work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019
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.