Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped hundreds of people in Shotts, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- 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. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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 Shotts
Shotts cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a motorcycle accident on Shotts's roads, our team can help. The Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shotts
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you slipped a disc or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.
For more information: Medical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from chemical poisoning to Vibration White Finger.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured claimant and their dependants.
Compensation should ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery. The panel of solicitor firms have for many years aided people affected by major accidents.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Shotts 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.
Shotts 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 Shotts, 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 Shotts 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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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Shotts?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Shotts, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped hundreds of people in Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
You do not need to choose a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, 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 network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Shotts personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors can differ.
Online reviews can be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to act for you.
What are the road accident statistics in Shotts
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Shotts are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 633.
Our group of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the highest damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Shotts.
Work accident statistics in Shotts
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.
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.