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

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Prestwick, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

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:

How much can I claim?

Prestwick road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, we can help. Our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Work accident claims in Prestwick

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to asbestos, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Prestwick medical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Prestwick public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or in a public park, you could be able to claim compensation.

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

Other types of Prestwick injury claims

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Prestwick 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.

Prestwick 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 Prestwick, Ayrshire 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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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 Prestwick 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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Prestwick?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Prestwick, Ayrshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to accidents on the road.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to go with a local Prestwick injury lawyer?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near Prestwick as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

See - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is significant.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £79,507 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could conceivably vary from £47,704 to £67,581.

Read more at Compare solicitors quotes

Check Prestwick personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more - Reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Prestwick

Our group of qualified no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Prestwick.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Prestwick are relatively frequent with 4 fatal accidents, 22 serious accidents and 218 slight accidents in 2013 in South Ayrshire (Total events were 244 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 245.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor