Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help you
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled 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 considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Port Glasgow
Drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Port Glasgow's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Port Glasgow
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
HSE data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Dubbs Road and on Dubbs Road.
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from NIHL to mercury poisoning.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an affected individual and their family. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. The panel of solicitors communicate with medical professionals, the Courts and insurance companies to make sure people affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injuries held to be catastrophic or serious include lung disease, neck injuries and major surgical negligence.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Port Glasgow 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, Port Glasgow 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 Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Port Glasgow?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to building site accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do I need to go with a local solicitor?
Going for a local firm is not especially important as cases are run remotely.
However, you should choose a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
More on - Do you have a medical centre near me?
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Port Glasgow
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 much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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.