A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants across the country retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Gorebridge or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Making an injury claim

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

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

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

Selecting the most appropriate legal expert for your case is an important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 45 offices within 25 miles of Gorebridge, what is the best way to make certain you select the best firm to take on 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?

Personal injury compensation claims Quittance handles in Gorebridge and Midlothian

Our panel of lawyers have represented individuals in Gorebridge and across Midlothian whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:

Medical negligence in Gorebridge

Clinical negligence - once called medical negligence - is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider, either private or NHS. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Midlothian and Gorebridge have handled cases filed against hospitals including Bonnyrigg Day Centre, Old Library, Bonnyrigg, EH22 4RT.

Serious injury experts acting in Gorebridge

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.

Our 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.

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Road accidents 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.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from mesolthelioma to emphysema.

Accidents in the workplace

We have assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to education administrators, to claim compensation from their employer.

Gorebridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

Solicitors handling claims in Gorebridge conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.

The CFA prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the claim fails.

Do you need to pay any hidden costs?

Some firms could levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

We give jargon-free answers helping Claimants decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.

If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.

How to get a compensation claim underway

You can begin the claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with a member of the Quittance team.

If you have more questions or would like further information about the compensation process before starting, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.