A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the country keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Winchburgh or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Winchburgh

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Winchburgh are relatively frequent with a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 414.

Our group of expert personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Winchburgh.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Winchburgh

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from members of the army to systems programmers, to claim compensation.

For more information: Work accident claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence 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. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lothian.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics show that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on poorly maintained roads are also common with pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

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

Serious injury

The effect of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when determining a claim. Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Winchburgh and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

Finding the right lawyer for you

Instructing a suitable solicitors' practice for your case is a key step towards getting the best compensation award.

How can you ensure you choose the ideal legal practice to take on your case?

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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?

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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