Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Rutherglen road accident claims
You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Rutherglen's roads because of a negligent road user.
No matter if you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Rutherglen's roads, we're here to help. This road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rutherglen
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are typically related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on spillages are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Stonelaw Rd and on Kyle Square.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.
More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the change a compensation claim makes to severely injured claimants. We fight for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
More about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Rutherglen 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.
Rutherglen 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 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire 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 Rutherglen 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Rutherglen?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that assists people injured in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and ladder accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
Will you need a local legal firm?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.
However, you should choose a company that provides national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
More details - Will I have to attend a medical?
The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded £21,099 for bronchitis might vary from £12,659 to £17,934.
Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Rutherglen solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Reading reviews can be informative when contemplating which solicitor to choose.
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.