Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in Sanquhar
Sanquhar road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our team are here. The Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sanquhar
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
HSE figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent falls having happened on Scott St and on High St.
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to mercury poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance's team understand the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
The Quittance team work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for medical and care costs.
Read more: Serious injury compensation
Sanquhar 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, Sanquhar 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 Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Sanquhar?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to accidents on public transport.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Sanquhar?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Sanquhar personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.
Read Solicitor reviews
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.