Updated: Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Quittance's national network of lawyers help Claimants across the country keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Cockenzie or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a three-year window.
To win a Cockenzie personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
A short, no-obligation phone consultation with a Cockenzie-specialist lawyer will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
Help for those searching for a lawyer
Usually a claim can take months to agree a settlement. For cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary between £12,650 and £25,850 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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Do you need to select a local solicitor ?
The location of a law firm is not very critical as injury cases are handled by phone and email.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Which types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle?
Our network of lawyers assist clients across Cockenzie whose accident circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
The Quittance team recognise the critical change compensation will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a Claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of expert injury solicitors have years of experience in getting the highest damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cockenzie.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cockenzie are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 243.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from bricklayers to clinical research associates, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics show that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are typically the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like strained muscles occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having occurred on Links Rd and on High St.
Clinical and medical negligence in Cockenzie
Clinical negligence, at one time known as medical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury follows a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Cockenzie have handled clinical negligence claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Edenhall Hospital, Edenhall Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7TZ.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Cockenzie
No Win, No Fee agreements (or CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements) protect clients from the requirement to pay their legal fees if their claim is not successful.
Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Through our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance give jargon-free answers helping Claimants choose whether to go ahead.
Get more answers without being required to pick up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a injury claim?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start your compensation claim online here.
Contact the Quittance panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.