A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the UK to keep more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Whitburn or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

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.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Whitburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the highest compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in Whitburn.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Whitburn are relatively commonplace. 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. By 2014 accidents decreased to 414. Incidents in the Whitburn region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A801 and M8 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A7066 and A801 roundabout.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Whitburn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to technical authors, to get the compensation they deserve.

For more information: Accident at work claims

Other claims we handle

Whitburn lawyers for serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital change a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps claimants to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents categorised as something else such as being struck by a moving object, when supporting another person or an asphyxiation accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles happening on raised flagstones are also common with pothole trips having occurred recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in Whitburn

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lothian, for example, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestosis to pleural thickening.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Whitburn 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 Whitburn and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Whitburn, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Whitburn?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Whitburn, West Lothian and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across West Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate injury lawyer to help you is a key step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the ideal legal practice to help you?

Are Whitburn claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Whitburn personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?21,108 for bronchitis might vary from ?12,665 to ?17,942.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert