Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Bonnyrigg road accident claims

Bonnyrigg road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision, or were involved as a pedestrian on Bonnyrigg's roads, our team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bonnyrigg

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crash or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents categorised as something else like being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Station Rd and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lothian.

Read more about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by major injury. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bonnyrigg 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, Bonnyrigg 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 Bonnyrigg, Midlothian 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Bonnyrigg?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Midlothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to cycling accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Reviews for lawyers in Bonnyrigg

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I need to select a local Bonnyrigg solicitor ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should go with a solicitors practice that offers a national network as claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.

What are the road accident statistics in Bonnyrigg

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bonnyrigg are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 228 accidents (197 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Midlothian local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 251.

The panel of professional no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Bonnyrigg.

What are the Bonnyrigg work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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