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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

We have helped injured claimants in Newarthill, Lanarkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Newarthill

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, this guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the claims process.

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Newarthill work injury claims

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.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an engineer or an office worker, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Newarthill medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Newarthill.

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Newarthill occupiers liability accident claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were injured in a nightclub or at an amusement park, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Newarthill, and across the UK.

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Newarthill 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.

Newarthill 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 Newarthill, Lanarkshire 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.

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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.

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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 Newarthill 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

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Newarthill?

Whether you live in Newarthill, Lanarkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or bike accident, at your workplace or during a negligent medical procedure we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Newarthill personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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What are the road accident statistics in Newarthill?

The panel of certified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the best settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Newarthill.

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Newarthill are relatively common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 488 road accidents in Lanarkshire. There were 345 slight accidents, 129 accidents and 14 fatal accidents in 2021. Accidents in Newarthill in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A73 and A775 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A73 and B7066 junction.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Newarthill?

Official HSE statstics show that there were 2 fatal and 551 non-fatal work accidents in Lanarkshire in 2021 (401 led to 7+ days off work).

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor