Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We're here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Gorebridge, Midlothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Gorebridge road accident claims
Gorebridge cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash, Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Gorebridge
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded data underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having occurred on Main Street.
Litigators can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to emphysema.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on an individual.
By relieving the pressure a major injury places on a claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
The panel of specialist law firms have aided families claim damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from bowel cancer to brain injuries.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Gorebridge No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Gorebridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Gorebridge, Midlothian and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Gorebridge and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many claims in Gorebridge?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Gorebridge, Midlothian and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Midlothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Solicitor reviews in Gorebridge - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
The difference in the amount of success fees between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £14,096 for severe toe injuries can vary from £8,458 to £11,982.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
Do I need a local solicitor?
The location of the solicitors office is not very critical as cases now tend to be run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
What are the road accident statistics in Gorebridge
Road accidents involving vehicles in Gorebridge are common with statistics showing 5 fatal accidents, 26 serious accidents and 197 slight accidents in 2013 in Midlothian (Total events were 228 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 251.
Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Gorebridge.
What are the Gorebridge 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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.