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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Addiebrownhill, West Lothian and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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

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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Road accident claims in Addiebrownhill

Addiebrownhill cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Addiebrownhill

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Official statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often related to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire accident. Public place accident claims injuries like bruised legs experienced on potholes are also quite common with slips having occurred on Loganlea Rd and on East End.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lothian, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.

By reducing the stress a major injury places on an injured claimant, a successful claim helps them to prioritise their recovery. The panel of specialist lawyers work with medical providers and insurers to make sure families impacted by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness considered to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, lead poisoning and spinal cord damage.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Addiebrownhill 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, Addiebrownhill 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 Addiebrownhill, West Lothian 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

What should I do next?

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:

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Addiebrownhill?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Addiebrownhill, West Lothian and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across West Lothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, 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.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer?

The location of a solicitor is not so relevant as cases are normally run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a law firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Read Addiebrownhill personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read more Quittance reviews

The contrast in success fees and ATE premiums between different firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £8,360 for moderate shoulder injuries could conceivably vary from £5,016 to £7,106.

See Get a personal injury quote

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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

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator