Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- 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.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.
A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also 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
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:
Stornoway road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Stornoway's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian on Stornoway's roads, our expert team are here. This guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stornoway
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Eileanan Siar, for example, you can write to Health Board Offices, 37 South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to silicosis.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
We recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. A claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery.
Quittance's panel of expert law firms work with doctors and health professionals, insurance providers and the legal system ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy, eye injuries and radiation exposure.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Stornoway 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, Stornoway 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 Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of injury claims in Stornoway?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Na h-Eileanan an Iar seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and injuries sustained at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Stornoway?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £6,102 for a minor head injury can range from £3,661 to £5,187.
What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Stornoway?
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Stornoway
Our network of accredited no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Stornoway.
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.