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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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 exceptions?

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:

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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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Polmont road accident claims

If you suffered an injury on Polmont's roads as the result of the carelessness of another driver, you can make a claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Polmont's roads, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Polmont

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.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Recorded figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Polmont 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, Polmont 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 Polmont, Stirlingshire 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

We can help

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

Have you won many injury claims in Polmont?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Polmont, Stirlingshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Polmont?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Reviews for solicitors in Polmont

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 personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The variation in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £22,114 for very serious thumb injuries could vary from £13,268 to £18,796.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Polmont

Road accidents involving vehicles in Polmont are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296. 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.

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.

What are the Polmont work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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