Have you been 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.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Newmains, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the location of the injury.
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 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
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 Newmains
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Newmains's roads because of another road user's behaviour, you are entitled to claim compensation.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, the Quittance guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Newmains
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you injured your back or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Reported data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are typically connected to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones experienced on pavement ice are also common with recent street falls having happened on Manse Rd and on Clyde Walk.
When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure instead of a compensation award. To make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major effect on an injured person and their dependants. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped families recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, cerebral palsy and paralysis.
Newmains 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, Newmains 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 Newmains, 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.
How we can 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many claims in Newmains?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in Newmains, Lanarkshire and across the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to factory accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Newmains?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.
The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is significant.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £36,768 for serious hand injuries can vary from £22,061 to £31,253.
Read more at Get a personal injury quote
Newmains personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.
What are the road accident statistics in Newmains
Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Newmains.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Newmains are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.
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.