A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more damages.

No matter whether you are based in Danderhall or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In most cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, a short, free call with an expert lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Danderhall

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Danderhall

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to doctors, to claim compensation from their employer.

Read more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Danderhall

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

Danderhall serious injury compensation

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.

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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

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Newton Church Rd and on Hay Avenue.

Danderhall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Danderhall and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Danderhall and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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.

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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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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