Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in West Lothian and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
West Lothian road accident claims
West Lothian cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's negligence.
No matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on West Lothian's roads, we can help. This expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in West Lothian
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to silicosis.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
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.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation
West Lothian 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, West Lothian 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 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.
We are Quittance Legal Services
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do you have of injury claims in West Lothian?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in West Lothian and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across West Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and accidents on the road.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to 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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.