Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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

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:

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Plains road accident claims

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Plains and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Plains work accident claims

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

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a personal trainer or a support worker, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident claims

Plains clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Plains, including NHS Lanarkshire (Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire).

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Plains public place accident claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you were hurt on public transport or at a leisure centre, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Plains, and across the UK.

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Plains 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.

Plains 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 Plains, Lanarkshire 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Plains 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

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Plains?

Whether you live in Plains, Lanarkshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a bicycle accident, at your workplace or due to a negligent diagnosis our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Plains injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 488 road accidents in Lanarkshire. There were 345 slight accidents, 129 accidents and 14 fatal accidents in 2021.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Plains?

Per 100,000 workers, there were 568 non-fatal work accidents and 1.84 fatalities in Lanarkshire in 2021.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor