Have you been 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.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Shieldhill, Stirlingshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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:
Road accident claims in Shieldhill
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Shieldhill's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour, you may be able to claim injury compensation.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Shieldhill's roads, or were hurt in a collision, this guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shieldhill
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Recorded data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on Princes St and on Main St.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to PCB exposure.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Shieldhill 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, Shieldhill 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 Shieldhill, Stirlingshire 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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
Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Shieldhill?
Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Shieldhill, Stirlingshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient 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 getting back to where you were before your injury.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Comparing injury solicitors in Shieldhill - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Are Shieldhill claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.
For instance the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded £37,078 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can vary from £22,247 to £31,516.
What are the road accident statistics in Shieldhill
Quittance's panel of qualified legal advisors are experienced in securing the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Shieldhill.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Shieldhill are reasonably common with statistics showing 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 296.
Work accident statistics in Shieldhill
The most up to date 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.
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.