Years of experience helping injured claimants

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

We have helped injured claimants in Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.

How did your injury happen?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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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.

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.

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Renfrewshire road accident claims

Government data reveals there were 136 road accidents in Renfrewshire in 2021, including 91 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 4 fatalities. Accidents in the Renfrewshire area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A814 and A741 crossroads and on the A737 and A8 slip road.

All road users in Renfrewshire and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our team are here. our expert guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

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Work accident claims in Renfrewshire

In 2021, there were 147 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Renfrewshire.

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

Whether your accident happened while working as a landscape gardener or a forklift driver, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Renfrewshire

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Renfrewshire, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow).

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Public place accidents claims in Renfrewshire

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether your accident occurred in a public park or on public transport, you may be entitled to claim.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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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 Renfrewshire and cross the UK.

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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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Renfrewshire?

Whether you live in Renfrewshire, Scotland, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a road accident or due to a negligent diagnosis we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Renfrewshire solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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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.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator