Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

We have helped injured people in Winchburgh, West Lothian and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury.

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

How much can I claim?

Winchburgh road accident claims

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Winchburgh and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we're here to help. our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make aroad accident claim.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Winchburgh

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a cleaner or a landscape gardener, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Winchburgh

When a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Winchburgh, including NHS Lothian (Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh).

Read more:

Claim clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Winchburgh

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened on an uneven pavement or on public transport, and another party caused your injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation claims

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Winchburgh No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Winchburgh injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Winchburgh, West Lothian and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Winchburgh and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you handled many claims in Winchburgh?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Winchburgh, West Lothian and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people across West Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Winchburgh?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do I need to go with a local Winchburgh legal firm?

The location of the solicitor is not very important as injury cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical examination.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator