Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Linlithgow, West Lothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Linlithgow

If you sustained an injury on Linlithgow's roads because of the negligence of another road user, you have a right to start a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Linlithgow's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, our expert team are here. This guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Linlithgow

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Lothian.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by grain.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Quittance team understand the change a successful claim will make to people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation allows people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert law firms have aided families collect damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include back injuries, cerebral palsy and asbestosis.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Linlithgow 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, Linlithgow 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 Linlithgow, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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:

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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Linlithgow?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people in Linlithgow, West Lothian and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Lothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the office.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

Linlithgow solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers can differ considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are weighing up which lawyer to act for you.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Do you need to select a local Linlithgow solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not very important as cases can be run by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm that provides a national network as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £6,088 for a minor head injury might vary from £3,653 to £5,175.

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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.

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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