Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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:

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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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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.

Public place accident 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

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

Other types of claim

Gorebridge 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, Gorebridge 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 Gorebridge, Midlothian 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

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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

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.

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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