Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Each year, we help injured people in Stepps, Lanarkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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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

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:

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Stepps road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, our team can help. Our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Stepps work injury claims

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a mechanic or an HGV driver, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Claim work accident compensation

Stepps medical negligence claims

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Stepps.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Stepps public place injury claims

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were hurt on a wet floor at a supermarket or in a gym, and someone else was at fault, you could be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Stepps, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Stepps No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Stepps injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Stepps, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Stepps and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Stepps?

Whether you live in Stepps, Lanarkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to medical negligence or in a car accident we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Stepps injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Stepps?

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee litigators are experienced in fighting for optimum settlements for claimants injured in a car accident in Stepps.

Vehicle accidents in Stepps are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 488 road accidents in Lanarkshire in 2021 (345 slight accidents, 129 accidents and 14 fatalities).

What are the statistics for work accidents in Stepps?

In 2021, there were 551 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Lanarkshire, based on official records.

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator