Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We're here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in South Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK. We can help you claim your compensation too.
How did your injury occur?
The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.
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.
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:
South Lanarkshire road accident claims
Department of Transport data reveals there were 252 road accidents in South Lanarkshire in 2021 (165 slight accidents, 80 accidents and 7 fatal accidents). Incidents in South Lanarkshire in 2013 included car crashes on the A726 and A725 roundabout and on the A725 and B761 roundabout.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in South Lanarkshire, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, 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.
South Lanarkshire work accident claims
Per 100,000 workers, there were 289 non-fatal work accidents and 1.01 fatalities in South Lanarkshire in 2021.
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.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a hospital porter or a retail worker, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
South Lanarkshire clinical negligence claims
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 affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering South Lanarkshire, including NHS Lanarkshire (Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire).
South Lanarkshire Occupiers liability injury claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were hurt on a public highway or at an airport, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include head, brain and spinal injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 South Lanarkshire and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many South Lanarkshire injury claimants?
We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in South Lanarkshire and Lanarkshire every year.
A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured on the road or due to clinical negligence.
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.
South Lanarkshire injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).