A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our national panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their personal injury settlement.

If you are based in Livingston or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

Considerable legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and our network of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A short, no-obligation phone call with a specialist solicitor can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

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

Livingston solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

You will need to go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

The disparity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is huge.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £26,589 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage might vary from £15,953 to £22,601.

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Claims we conduct in Livingston

Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Livingston and throughout West Lothian. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from lathe operators to information scientists, to claim maximum compensation.

Medical negligence in Livingston

Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's select panel of personal injury solicitors covering Livingston have helped Claimants with legal action brought against the health service including St John's Hospital, Howden West, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6PP.

Livingston solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting effect a serious injury can have is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when working out how much compensation to pay. We fight for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped families impacted by major accidents.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from radiation exposure to chronic silicosis.

Road traffic accidents in Livingston

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Livingston are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 5 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 450 slight accidents in 2013 in West Lothian (Total events were 502 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414. Accidents in Livingston in 2013 included car crashes on the A89 and A899 roundabout and on the A899 and M8 roundabout.

Quittance's network of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Livingston.

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics show that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2015. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred on Village Lane and on Main St.

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Livingston cases

If you succeed in your compensation claim, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the other party or their insurer. In the event that your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged.

A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Livingston that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be taken out of your compensation settlement and is generally 25 percent.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.

If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ pages.

How to get a personal injury claim started

Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a claim, alternatively you can begin a claim online here.

Quittance's expert team are ready to help. If you have further questions, you can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.