Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in South Ayrshire, Ayrshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- 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. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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 South Ayrshire
If you were injured in an accident on South Ayrshire's roads because of a negligent driver, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run on South Ayrshire's roads, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, our team are here. Quittance's guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in South Ayrshire
If you have sustained an injury because 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 working through an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as sprained wrists occurring on potholes are also quite common with street trips having happened in the area.
Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.
Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured person and their family. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of solicitor firms communicate with insurance companies, medical experts and Courts to make sure families impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from mesothelioma to birth negligence.
Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
South Ayrshire 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, South Ayrshire 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 South Ayrshire, 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.
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
What is Quittance's track record of claims in South Ayrshire?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists claimants in South Ayrshire, Ayrshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to bike accidents.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Are South Ayrshire claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
In most cases, 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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For chest injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £14,520 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
South Ayrshire solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to work with.
Read more Personal injury solicitors 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.