Updated: Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales keep more damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in East Lothian or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in East Lothian or road accident, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The solicitor will discuss each of these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in East Lothian - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is vast
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £8,043 for minor achilles tendon injuries can vary from £4,826 to £6,837.
Injury compensation claims we handle
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in East Lothian and across East Lothian. We have helped with injuries including:
Serious injury experts acting in East Lothian
We understand the critical change an injury claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.
Compensation should ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Medical and clinical negligence in East Lothian
Clinical negligence (in the past known as known as medical negligence) is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. An example case could be an NHS Never Event compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for East Lothian and East Lothian have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims brought against healthcare providers including Herdmanflat Hospital, Aberlady Road, Haddington, EH41 3BU.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from members of the army to dietitians, to claim compensation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident at work as a whole in 2014/15. They are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by another person, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent street trips having occurred on Newhouses and on Court Street.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in East Lothian are reasonably common. 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. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 243.
Our group of trained personal injury lawyers are experienced in in negotiating the highest settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in East Lothian.
East Lothian No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
Lawyers taking care of claims in East Lothian usually work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from billing you for any legal costs if they lose the case.
A success fee will be charged by East Lothian solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be generally 25% and will be paid out of your compensation.
Will you need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. answers help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get more answers without being required to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions.
Start a injury claim
You can start a injury claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
Quittance's team of experts are here to help. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.