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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Patna, Ayrshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Patna road accident claims

Drivers may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Patna's roads because of another party's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Patna's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Patna

If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken arms sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Main St and on Kerse Terrace.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

More about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to mercury poisoning.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Patna 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, Patna 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 Patna, 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

Caring and sensitive support

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Patna?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Patna, Ayrshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Comparing injury solicitors in Patna - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need to choose a local Patna lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as cases are usually conducted remotely.

You will need to go with a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More - What is the process for attending a medical?

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert