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.
How Quittance can help
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 exceptions?
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:
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:
Winchburgh road accident claims
You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Winchburgh's roads because of a careless road user.
Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Winchburgh's roads, we're here to help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
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.
Whether you had a crush injury or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
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 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, Winchburgh 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 Winchburgh, 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.
Your questions answered
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
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.
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.