A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK keep more of their compensation.

No matter whether you are based in Addiebrownhill or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 5, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Addiebrownhill, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Addiebrownhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Addiebrownhill.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Addiebrownhill are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Addiebrownhill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from members of the Royal Navy to agricultural consultants, to seek financial compensation.

See: Accident at work claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Addiebrownhill serious injury compensation claims

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. Our 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

Slip and trip 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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Addiebrownhill

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

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Addiebrownhill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Addiebrownhill and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Addiebrownhill and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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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.

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FAQs

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.

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer for you

In many cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. For serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

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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.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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