Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled 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, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Skelmorlie road accident claims

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you suffered an injury on Skelmorlie's roads due to a careless driver.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash, or were involved as a pedestrian, our specialist team can help. This useful guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Skelmorlie

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Skelmorlie Castle Rd and on Shore Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major effect on an affected individual and their family.

The panel of expert lawyers fight to get compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Skelmorlie 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, Skelmorlie 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 Skelmorlie, 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

Should I choose Quittance?

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

Have you handled many Skelmorlie claims?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Check Skelmorlie solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful when trying to decide which lawyer to select.

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The variation in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £9,468 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes might vary from £5,681 to £8,047.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to select a local Skelmorlie injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Skelmorlie

The panel of knowledgeable no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for people hurt in a road accident in Skelmorlie.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Skelmorlie are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 244.

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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