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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Renfrew, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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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Renfrew road accident claims

Renfrew cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Renfrew's roads, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Renfrew

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Official data indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work as a whole. They are typically the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Porterfield Rd and on Dunvegan Quadrant.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on a claimant and their family. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim enables claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Our network of solicitors have for many years helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from asbestosis to paralysis.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Renfrew 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, Renfrew 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 Renfrew, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

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

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Renfrew?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Renfrew, Renfrewshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Renfrew solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

Read - Quittance reviews

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £17,881 for loss of taste could vary from £10,728 to £15,198.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Renfrew

Quittance's panel of expert litigators are experienced in achieving the best compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Renfrew.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Renfrew are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 317. Incidents in the Renfrew region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A737 and A8 slip road.

What are the Renfrew work accident statistics?

The most up to date 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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