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.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Plains, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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
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:
Plains road accident claims
Plains road users have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to another party's actions.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on Plains's roads, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Plains
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you tore a ligament or developed noise-induced hearing loss, 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
Accidents in a public place
Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Lauchope St and on Black St.
Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire.
For more information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an individual and their dependants.
A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.
For more information: Catastrophic injury claims
Plains 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, Plains 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 Plains, 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.
Why choose us for your claim?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of handling claims in Plains?
We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Plains, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
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.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Plains - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What are the road accident statistics in Plains
Quittance's group of best of breed personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Plains.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Plains are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 6 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 575 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lanarkshire (Total events were 653 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633.
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.