Updated: Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Gullane or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and our network of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Gullane, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert Gullane solicitor.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Do you need to select a local solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Gullane
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a broken leg, for example, ranges from £14,520 to £22,440 (based on 2015 market data).
What claims for compensation do you conduct in Gullane and East Lothian?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries throughout Gullane. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main Rd and on High St.
Medical and clinical negligence in Gullane
Clinical negligence (in the past known as known as medical negligence) is where there has been a failing on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for East Lothian and Gullane have helped Claimants with claims filed against healthcare providers including Edington Cottage Hospital, 54 St Baldred's Road, North Berwick, EH39 4PU.
Personal injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to chronic silicosis.
The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when working out injury compensation.
A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from construction workers to estate agents, to claim injury compensation.
Road accidents in Gullane
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Gullane are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 243.
Our panel of accredited road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Gullane.
Gullane No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
When you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees. Should you be successful, the fees for your solicitor are covered by the losing Defendant or their insurer.
A success fee is charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is deducted from your compensation settlement.
Will there be any additional costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will face no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch whatsoever.
Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We offer detailed information to help you choose whether to go ahead.
Find answers to questions on the frequently asked questions page.
Get a claim for compensation started
You can begin the claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to a member of our team.
Contact Quittance's panel of experts today for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.