Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Edinburgh and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Edinburgh road accident claims

Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured on Edinburgh's roads because of another party's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or were involved in a motorbike accident, we can help. Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Edinburgh

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you have been hit by a falling object or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

HSE statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on St. Mary's Street and on Forrest Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to MEK poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Edinburgh 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, Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

Specialist solicitors with 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 do you have of handling claims in Edinburgh?

We are a national network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Edinburgh, Midlothian and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Midlothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Do I need a local Edinburgh injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less relevant as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm with national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

More - Do I have to attend a medical?

Read Edinburgh personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by solicitors vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful if you are considering which solicitor to pick.

Read Personal injury solicitors reviews

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £79,207 for mesothelioma can range from £47,524 to £67,326.

See How to compare personal injury solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Edinburgh

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Edinburgh are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 1369 accidents (1231 slight accidents, 130 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Edinburgh local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,471. Accidents in Edinburgh in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A900 and A8 junction and on the single carriageway of the A7 and A700 other junction.

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Edinburgh.

What are the Edinburgh work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019

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 the 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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