Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stirling, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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:
Stirling road accident claims
If you were hurt on Stirling's roads due to another driver's behaviour, you can make a claim for compensation.
No matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Stirling's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we're here to help. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stirling
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
No matter what your employment status, whether you a builder hurt on site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Recorded data emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.
For more information: Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
We recognise the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Our network of lawyers work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.
For more information: Catastrophic injury claims
Stirling 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, Stirling 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 Stirling, 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.
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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Have you handled many Stirling claims?
We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Stirling, Stirlingshire and across the UK, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and factory accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process 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.
Do I need to select a local Stirling injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are normally run remotely.
However, you should go with a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Read about - What is the process for attending a medical?
Comparing Stirling personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.