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.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Strathaven, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Strathaven road accident claims
Strathaven road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved in a hit-and-run, our expert team can help. This useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Strathaven
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are frequently connected to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained arms sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.
More injury claim types
The long-term effect of a serious injury is understood by Courts when they are determining compensation. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have aided people affected by major accidents.
Strathaven 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, Strathaven 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 Strathaven, Lanarkshire 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.
How do I start the process?
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 Strathaven?
We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Strathaven, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Strathaven - What to look for
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do you need to select a local Strathaven lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a company that offers medical facilities near Strathaven as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
The disparity in the amount of personal injury fees charged by solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite significant
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded £50,501 for emphysema could vary from £30,300 to £42,925.
Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What are the road accident statistics in Strathaven
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Strathaven are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 657.
Our group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Strathaven.
What are the Strathaven work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019
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.