Updated: Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help injured Claimants across the UK keep more damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in West Lothian or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Choosing the best lawyer for you
Identifying the most appropriate law firm for your legal case is the most important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your injuries.
With some 45 offices within a 25 radius of West Lothian (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how do you make certain you choose the ideal company to represent you?
Do I need to go with a local West Lothian solicitor ?
The location of a solicitors office is not especially relevant as cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in West Lothian - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
What kinds of cases does Quittance handle in West Lothian?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries throughout West Lothian. Our team can assist with:
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving vehicles in West Lothian are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 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 the total had decreased to 414. Incidents in the West Lothian area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A899 and A705 slip road and on the B7015 and A705 roundabout.
Our panel of knowledgeable injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in West Lothian.
West Lothian serious injury compensation claims
The impact serious injury can have will be understood by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, compensation helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery.
Medical and clinical negligence in West Lothian
Medical negligence, which is correctly known as clinical negligence, is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a hospital or other medical provider. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury lawyers covering West Lothian and West Lothian have worked on clinical negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include St John's Hospital, Howden West, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6PP.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to silicosis.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from members of the Royal Navy to theatre set designers, to get the compensation they deserve.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on spillages are also common with street trips having happened in the area.
West Lothian No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
In the event that your case is successful, your legal fees are covered by the losing Defendant. In the event that your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that the legal costs will not be charged.
Will there be any additional costs?
No Win, No Fee means you have no hidden fees. With our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We offer jargon-free answers helping people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQs.
Get your claim for compensation started
When you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our contact form.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.