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

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

We have helped injured people in Polmont, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

A brief phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

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

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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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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Polmont road accident claims

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Polmont, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Polmont work accident claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a nurse or a support worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

Polmont clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Polmont, including NHS Forth Valley (Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Polmont public place accident claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you were injured on a station platform or on a public footpath, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious injury compensation

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 Polmont, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Polmont 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.

Polmont 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 Polmont, Stirlingshire 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 Polmont 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 Polmont?

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

Whether your injury occurred in a supermarket or at work our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Polmont personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Polmont?

The panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the best damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Polmont.

Road accidents in Polmont are quite common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 96 road accidents in Stirling in 2021 (53 slight accidents, 38 accidents and 5 fatal accidents). Accidents in Polmont in 2013 included car crashes on the slip road of the M9 and A803 roundabout and on the A905 and B9132 roundabout.

What are the work accident statistics in Polmont?

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 94 non-fatal and 0 fatal work-related accidents in Stirling. 69 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

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