A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Broxburn or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Broxburn personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

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Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Broxburn

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from catering assistants to barrister's clerks, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Broxburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Broxburn are 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 district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 414.

Our panel of road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for anyone hurt in a car accident in Broxburn.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Broxburn

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Lothian, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

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Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on pavement cracks are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on West Main St and on East Main St.

Serious injury specialists acting in Broxburn

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on a Claimant and their dependants. A successful claim should ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors for many years have helped Claimants impacted by severe accidents.

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Broxburn 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 Broxburn and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Broxburn and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS 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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Have you handled many Broxburn claims?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Broxburn, West Lothian and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in West Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from bike accidents to building site accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees between firms is huge.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?67,079 for severe knee injuries could conceivably vary from ?40,247 to ?57,017.

See : Compare solicitors

Comparing injury solicitors in Broxburn - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Will I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitor is less important as cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

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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