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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

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

Do I have a personal injury 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 reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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

Calculate my 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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Livingston road accident claims

You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Livingston's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.

No matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Livingston's roads, we can assist. Quittance's expert guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Livingston

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

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

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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. The panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped families impacted by major accidents.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Livingston 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, Livingston 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 Livingston, 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

Talk to the experts

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you won many injury claims in Livingston?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Livingston, West Lothian and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across West Lothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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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What are the road accident statistics 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.

What are the Livingston work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor