Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Danderhall, Midlothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Danderhall

Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Danderhall's roads due to another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash, or were injured as a pedestrian on Danderhall's roads, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Danderhall

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.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Lothian, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from NIHL to chronic silicosis.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have aided people collect compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include lung cancer and cerebral palsy.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Danderhall 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, Danderhall 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 Danderhall, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

Our specialist solicitors have 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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Danderhall?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Danderhall, Midlothian and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Midlothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Identifying the most appropriate injury lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With 45 offices within a 25 radius of Danderhall - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Read Danderhall solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to go with.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, ranges from ?5,885 to ?10,175 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a law firm in Danderhall?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What are the road accident statistics in Danderhall

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Danderhall are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 228 accidents (197 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Midlothian local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 251. Incidents in the Danderhall area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A720 and A7 roundabout and on the A720 and A6106 roundabout.

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car accident in Danderhall.

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 Quittance’s 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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