A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of solicitors help personal injury claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Linlithgow or anywhere in the country, we can manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Linlithgow

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Linlithgow.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Linlithgow are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 5 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 450 slight accidents in 2013 in West Lothian (Total events were 502 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 414.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Linlithgow

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from carpenters to interpreters, to claim compensation.

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Linlithgow

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, our 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

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

Linlithgow lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slips, trips and falls

Reported data underline the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on High St and on Auldhill Rd.

Linlithgow No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Linlithgow and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Linlithgow, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

Help for potential claimants seeking an injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

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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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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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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