Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Broxburn, West Lothian and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
Injury compensation calculator
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:
Broxburn road accident claims
Drivers have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Broxburn's roads due to another party's negligence.
No matter if you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Broxburn's roads, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Broxburn
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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.
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.
More about Medical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
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. The panel of solicitors for many years have helped claimants impacted by severe accidents.
More about Serious injury compensation
Broxburn 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, Broxburn 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 Broxburn, 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
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.