A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Dunbar or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Dunbar

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from carpenters to control and instrumentation engineers, to seek financial compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Dunbar

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Dunbar are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 243.

Quittance's group of specialist litigators have a wealth of experience in getting maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Dunbar.

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents categorised as something else like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on High St and on Edinburgh Road.

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation enables claimants to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have for many years helped families affected by severe accidents.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to dioxin poisoning.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Dunbar

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want answers instead of starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lothian, for example, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

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Dunbar 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 Dunbar and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Dunbar and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

What experience do you have of injury claims in Dunbar?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Dunbar, Lothian and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

Reviews for solicitors in Dunbar

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees between lawyers is quite significant

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?24,102 for a moderate pain disorder could vary from ?14,461 to ?20,487.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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