A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injury Claimants across the country to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Armadale or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 18, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Armadale

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified no win, no fee solicitors have years of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Armadale.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Armadale are not uncommon. 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 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 414. Accidents in the Armadale area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A89 and B8084 junction and on the single carriageway of the A89 and A801 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Armadale

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from office workers to aid workers, to claim compensation from their employer.

Further information: Work accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

The Quittance team understand the vital change injury compensation makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Our network of solicitor firms have aided Claimants receive damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include amputation, back injuries and chemical poisoning.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. They are frequently the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent falls having happened on Ochilview Square and on Main St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Armadale

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against NHS Lothian, for example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

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Armadale 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 Armadale and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Armadale and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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 your track record of handling claims in Armadale?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Armadale, West Lothian and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people throughout West Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Picking the right lawyer

Selecting the most suitable lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards obtaining the highest compensation award.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Armadale, what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal firm to represent you?

The contrast in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?37,044 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can vary from ?22,226 to ?31,487.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Reviews for injury lawyers in Armadale

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Will I need to go with a local Armadale solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very relevant as cases are typically run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Armadale as Claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.

Read more - Do you have a medical centre in or near Armadale?

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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