Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Kirkliston, Lothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A brief phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Kirkliston road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Kirkliston's roads due to someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, we can assist. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kirkliston

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Official statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident like being struck by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Main Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, to raise a complaint against NHS Lothian.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to chromium related illnesses.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Kirkliston 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, Kirkliston 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 Kirkliston, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

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:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Kirkliston?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that assists people injured in Kirkliston, Lothian and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to select a local Kirkliston lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are typically managed by phone and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Read Kirkliston personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be informative when thinking about which solicitor to sign up with.

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The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £22,105 for very serious thumb injuries might vary from £13,263 to £18,789.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Kirkliston

Accidents in Kirkliston in 2013 included collisions on the slip road of the A8 and M9 junction and on the single carriageway of the A89 and M9 roundabout.

The panel of trained solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Kirkliston.

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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