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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Saltcoats, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Saltcoats road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Saltcoats's roads due to the negligence of another driver.

It does not matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run on Saltcoats's roads, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Saltcoats

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured ankles happening on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Gladstone Road and on Adams Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for answers instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.

Compensation should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families receive damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm and bowel cancer.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Saltcoats 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, Saltcoats 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 Saltcoats, Ayrshire 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

Helping people like you

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 Saltcoats?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Saltcoats, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 need to select a local Saltcoats injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not relevant as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Saltcoats?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries could vary between £6,380 and £10,340 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Saltcoats

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Saltcoats are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 244. Accidents in Saltcoats in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A78 and B714 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A738 and B728 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of certified lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Saltcoats.

What are the Saltcoats work accident statistics?

The most recent 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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