Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in West Kilbride, Ayrshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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West Kilbride road accident claims

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in West Kilbride, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.

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work accident claims in West Kilbride

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you were injured while working as a landscape gardener or an office worker, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in West Kilbride

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for West Kilbride.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability injury claims in West Kilbride

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether your accident occurred on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a gymnasium, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include head or spinal injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert personal injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in West Kilbride, and across the UK.

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West Kilbride No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

West Kilbride injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in West Kilbride, Ayrshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in West Kilbride and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many West Kilbride injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in public or at work, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

West Kilbride solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are West Kilbride road accident statistics?

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving maximum settlements for anyone hurt in a car accident in West Kilbride.

Accidents on West Kilbride's roads are reasonably common. Government data indicates there were 317 road accidents in Ayrshire in 2021 (191 slight accidents, 109 accidents and 17 fatalities).

What are the statistics for work accidents in West Kilbride?

In Ayrshire, there were 216 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor