Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
We have helped hundreds of people in Fauldhouse, West Lothian and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Fauldhouse road accident claims
Fauldhouse drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Fauldhouse's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Fauldhouse
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whatever your job, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
HSE data show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are frequently related to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a height or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken arms suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Main Street and on Main St.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
More about No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by the Courts when determining what a claim is worth. Compensation will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.
More about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Fauldhouse 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, Fauldhouse 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 Fauldhouse, 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.
We can help
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:
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How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Fauldhouse?
Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Fauldhouse, West Lothian and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in West Lothian get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including cycling accidents and workplace accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for chest injuries could vary between £10,175 and £14,520 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Solicitor reviews in Fauldhouse - What to look for
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
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.