Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Uddingston, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • 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, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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

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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Road accident claims in Uddingston

Drivers and other road users can claim compensation if they are injured on Uddingston's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or were involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Uddingston

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

HSE data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury at work. They are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with slips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

More about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to welders lung.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Uddingston 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, Uddingston 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 Uddingston, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

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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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Uddingston?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Uddingston, Lanarkshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Comparing injury solicitors in Uddingston - online reviews

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 quality of service taken by individual firms.

The difference in fees between firms is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £9,033 for a moderate thumb injury could vary from £5,420 to £7,678.

Read more at How much can you claim?

Do I need to choose a local Uddingston injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very important as injury cases are typically handled remotely.

You will need to go with a company with medical facilities near Uddingston as claimants will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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