Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
We have helped injured people in Paisley, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether causation can be established.
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:
Paisley road accident claims
You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Paisley's roads because of the negligence of another driver.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on Paisley's roads, this expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Paisley
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you broke a bone or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.
Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to pneumoconiosis.
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on a claimant so they can prioritise recovery. The panel of solicitor firms have aided families recover compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include back injuries and major surgical negligence.
Paisley No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Paisley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Paisley, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Paisley and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Paisley?
We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Paisley, Renfrewshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents on public transport.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Comparing Paisley personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is considerable.
As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £9,408 for a fractured femur could conceivably vary from £5,645 to £7,996.
Are Paisley claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, 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.
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.