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?

Updated: October 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Gorebridge

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Gorebridge

Worker injured in accident

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

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other claims we handle

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.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

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

Further information: Industrial disease claims

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.

Medical negligence in Gorebridge

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a complaint against NHS Lothian, for example, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Gorebridge 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 Gorebridge and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Gorebridge, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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?

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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