A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to retain more injury compensation.

Whether you live in Kirkliston or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Calculate my compensation

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

Road traffic accident claims in Kirkliston

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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

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Work accident claims in Kirkliston

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from hotel workers to investment analysts, to claim compensation.

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Other claims

Slip and trip 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.

Clinical negligence in Kirkliston

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.

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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.

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Kirkliston serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants.

By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim enables Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Kirkliston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Kirkliston and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Kirkliston, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance 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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury?

Usually a injury claim can take several months to complete and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

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.

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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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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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