Were you injured in an accident that wasn't 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.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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
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 Stenhousemuir
Stenhousemuir drivers and other road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Stenhousemuir's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, the Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stenhousemuir
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 your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you suffered a sprain or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken toes happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with trips having occurred recently.
Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their family. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms correspond with the legal system and medical professionals, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Stenhousemuir 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, Stenhousemuir 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 Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire 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.
Free, no obligation advice
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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Has Quittance handled many Stenhousemuir claims?
We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and accidents in the office.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Stenhousemuir?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Stenhousemuir - What to consider
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
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.