Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in North Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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.
Are there any exceptions?
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:
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 North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire drivers and other road users can make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on North Lanarkshire's roads, we are here to help. Our guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in North Lanarkshire
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are often the cause of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to benzene poisoning.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical change a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses held to be catastrophic or serious range from multiple fractures to cerebral palsy.
For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
North Lanarkshire 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, North Lanarkshire 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 North Lanarkshire, 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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 experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in North Lanarkshire?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in North Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and whiplash.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, 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.
Comparing injury solicitors in North Lanarkshire - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 lung cancer, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £56,650 to £78,650 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Will you need to select a local North Lanarkshire solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not very relevant as cases can be run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in North Lanarkshire
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in North Lanarkshire are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633.
Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in North Lanarkshire.
Work accident statistics in North Lanarkshire
The most recent 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.