Personal injury solicitors

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

How did your injury happen?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, where the injury occurred or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

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Road accident claims in North Lanarkshire

Department of Transport data shows there were 236 road accidents in North Lanarkshire in 2021 (180 slight accidents, 49 accidents and 7 fatalities).

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in North Lanarkshire and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

whether you were hurt in a car crash at a junction, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we are here to help. Our guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

North Lanarkshire work accident claims

Official HSE statistics show that there were 1 fatal and 311 non-fatal work accidents in North Lanarkshire in 2021 (228 led to 7+ days off work).

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a landscape gardener or a care home worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

North Lanarkshire clinical negligence claims

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for North Lanarkshire.

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North Lanarkshire public place injury 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 hurt on a loose paving stone on a footpath or in a train station, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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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 North Lanarkshire and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in North Lanarkshire?

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

Whether your injury occurred at your place of work, in a bicycle accident or in public we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

North Lanarkshire injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator