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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Newmilns, Ayrshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Newmilns road accident claims

If you have been injured on Newmilns's roads because of another road user's carelessness, you have the right to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you have been involved as a pedestrian on Newmilns's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newmilns

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken ankles occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on East Main St and on Brown St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts when they are working out a claim. We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Newmilns 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, Newmilns 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 Newmilns, 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Newmilns?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Newmilns, Ayrshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Solicitor reviews in Newmilns - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured index finger, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,370 to £9,900 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Newmilns

Our group of accredited no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Newmilns.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Newmilns are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 28 serious accidents and 177 slight accidents in 2013 in East Ayrshire (Total events were 209 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had 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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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