A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales to keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Stoneyburn or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Stoneyburn or slip or trip, there are three main elements to making a successful 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.

The solicitor will look at how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Stoneyburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in getting optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Stoneyburn.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Stoneyburn are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414.

See: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Stoneyburn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured Claimants, from members of the air force to site engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

See: Work accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Serious injury experts in Stoneyburn

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major impact on a Claimant and their family.

A claim will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped Claimants recover compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis, paralysis and bowel cancer.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported data reveal that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken toes experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in Stoneyburn

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against NHS Lothian, for example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from mesothelioma to organophosphate exposure.

See: Industrial disease claims

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Stoneyburn No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Stoneyburn and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Stoneyburn and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you won many injury claims in Stoneyburn?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Stoneyburn, West Lothian and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout West Lothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and accidents on public transport.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Identifying the most suitable injury lawyer for your case is the most important step towards getting the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Stoneyburn (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate firm to work with?

Read Stoneyburn solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can be informative if you are considering which lawyer to instruct.

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Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

The location of a firm is not especially important as injury cases are normally handled remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors practice that offers a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

See : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a moderate pain disorder, for example, ranges from ?17,050 to ?31,130 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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