Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have 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 considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Wemyss Bay road accident claims

Wemyss Bay road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's carelessness.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Wemyss Bay's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our team are here. Our useful guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wemyss Bay

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a building or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. The Quittance team work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers work with doctors, the defendant's representatives and insurance providers to make sure people impacted by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held to be catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures and chemical poisoning.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Wemyss Bay 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, Wemyss Bay 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 Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Wemyss Bay?

We are a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Are Wemyss Bay claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

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 general, 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is important for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £12,252 for scarring can vary from £7,351 to £10,414.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Injury lawyer reviews in Wemyss Bay - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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