A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help injured claimants across the UK keep more damages.

Whether you are based in Mid Calder or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to 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.

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist lawyer.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Mid Calder

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in getting maximum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Mid Calder.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Mid Calder are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414. Incidents in the Mid Calder region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A899 and A705 slip road and on the A71 and A899 roundabout.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Mid Calder

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from metal workers to materials engineers, to claim maximum compensation.

See: Accident at work claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Mid Calder

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lothian, for example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the single most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on pavement cracks are also common with street trips having happened on Main St.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

See: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

We understand the change a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. Damages will lessen the financial load on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Mid Calder 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 Mid Calder and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Mid Calder, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Have you handled many Mid Calder claims?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Mid Calder, West Lothian and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in West Lothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer for you

Choosing the most suitable personal injury solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your accident.

How can you make sure you instruct the ideal one to work with?

The difference in fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?19,276 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems might vary from ?11,566 to ?16,385.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Read Mid Calder personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching reviews is a great place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

Read more Reviews

Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very critical as injury cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a company that has medical facilities near you as you will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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