Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in South Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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.

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South Lanarkshire road accident claims

You are entitled to claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on South Lanarkshire's roads due to a careless driver.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car accident on South Lanarkshire's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, we are here to help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in South Lanarkshire

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Officially reported data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are frequently related to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones happening on pavement ice are also common with falls having occurred on the Garage and on Carlisle Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the vital change compensation will make to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of specialist law firms have helped people impacted by severe accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

South Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire 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

How do I start a claim?

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in South Lanarkshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in South Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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.

Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

However, you should instruct a law firm that provides medical facilities near South Lanarkshire as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between firms is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £12,081 for mild asthma can vary from £7,249 to £10,269.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

South Lanarkshire solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to select.

Read Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in South Lanarkshire

Road accidents involving vehicles in South Lanarkshire are not uncommon with a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 657. Incidents in South Lanarkshire in 2013 included car crashes on the A726 and A725 roundabout and on the A725 and B761 roundabout.

Our network of professional lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in South Lanarkshire.

What are the South Lanarkshire work accident statistics?

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.

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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