Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Old Kilpatrick
Road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Old Kilpatrick's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Old Kilpatrick's roads, or have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our expert team are here. This useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Old Kilpatrick
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Officially recorded figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement trips having happened on Dumbarton Road and on Bargarron Square.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to welders lung.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured person and their family.
The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of expert solicitors have helped people collect compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to concussion.
Further information: Serious injury compensation claims
Old Kilpatrick 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, Old Kilpatrick 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 Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire 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.
Advice and 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 Old Kilpatrick?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people in Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to part-time worker injuries.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is 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.
Will you need to instruct a local solicitor?
Going for a local lawyers office is not especially important as cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Old Kilpatrick as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
More on - Will I have to attend a medical?
Comparing injury solicitors in Old Kilpatrick - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Old Kilpatrick
The panel of litigators are experienced in achieving the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Old Kilpatrick.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Old Kilpatrick are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135. Accidents in the Old Kilpatrick region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A726 and M898 slip road and on the one way street of the A82 and A810 slip road.
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.