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 Armadale, West Lothian and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Armadale
You can make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Armadale's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.
No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Armadale's roads, the Quittance useful guide explains how to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Armadale
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a crash or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
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 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
More injury claim types
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
Armadale 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, Armadale 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 Armadale, 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.
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.