Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We're here to help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Rothesay, Bute and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.
A short phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Rothesay road accident claims
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Rothesay and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the claims process.
work accident claims in Rothesay
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a caterer or a welder, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Rothesay
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Rothesay, including NHS Highland (NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands).
Public place accidents claims in Rothesay
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were injured on council-maintained land or when travelling by train, you may be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Rothesay 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.
Rothesay 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 Rothesay, Bute 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.
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.
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 Rothesay 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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if you can claim
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to start a claim
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Rothesay?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Rothesay, Bute and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Bute seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to ladder accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do I need to select a local Rothesay solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as cases can be run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?
Reviews for solicitors in Rothesay
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
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.