Updated: Thursday, 1st September 2016
Our national network of solicitors help clients across the UK keep more compensation.
Whether you are based in Bathgate or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim
Finding the most suitable PI lawyer to help you is the most important step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.
With approximately 75 offices within 25 miles of Bathgate (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how can you ensure you select the most appropriate company for your needs?
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Bathgate?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from £19,800 to £31,625 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you need to select a local Bathgate injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct in Bathgate?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Bathgate. We have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road traffic accidents in Bathgate
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Bathgate are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 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 accidents decreased to 414. Incidents in the Bathgate area in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A7066 and B792 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A89 and A801 roundabout.
Our network of qualified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in securing maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Bathgate.
Slip and trip accidents
Recorded statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Ochilview Square and on Main St.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from forklift drivers to agricultural managers, to claim compensation.
Medical and clinical negligence in Bathgate
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for West Lothian and Bathgate have worked on cases brought against healthcare providers including Bathgate House Day Hospital, 15 North Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 4PJ.
Bathgate experts for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by Courts when determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps people to concentrate on their recovery.
Our panel of solicitors have helped Claimants recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy and multiple fractures.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Bathgate
Solicitors handling injury claims in Bathgate mostly conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents the solicitor from charging you any fees if they lose the case.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Bathgate solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is taken out of the Claimant's award and is in most cases 25%.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. Information can help you to make the right decision for you.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Ready to make a compensation claim?
When you have decided to get underway, you can start your claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with Quittance's online contact form here.
Speak to the Quittance team today to discuss your claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.