Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of injury lawyers help clients across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you are based in Haddington or anywhere in the country, wecan will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three 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
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How to pick the best personal injury solicitor
Instructing the most appropriate legal team for your legal matter is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award.
With approximately 44 offices within a 25 radius of Haddington, how do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate one to pursue compensation for you?
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Haddington solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Reading reviews can certainly be revealing when contemplating which solicitor to instruct.
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The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £36,757 for serious hand injuries might vary from £22,054 to £31,243.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
Which types of compensation claims do you handle in Haddington?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Haddington. Our team can assist with:
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped people, from carpenters to electrical engineers, to claim compensation from their employer.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to asthma caused by flour.
Road traffic accidents in Haddington
Quittances panel of qualified road traffic accident litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Haddington.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Haddington are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 243.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Safety statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by machinery, when supporting another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken toes experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Newhouses and on Court Street.
Haddington specialists for serious injury compensation
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an individual.
By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a successful claim allows them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have helped families collect compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error and lung disease.
Clinical and medical negligence in Haddington
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for East Lothian and Haddington have been instructed on claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Herdmanflat Hospital, Aberlady Road, Haddington, EH41 3BU.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Haddington cases
If your solicitor loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you are not required to pay their legal fees. In the event that you succeed in your claim, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the losing side.
Will there be any additional costs to be paid?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. This helps you to make the right choice.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
How to get your compensation claim underway
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to make the personal injury claim, or start your claim for compensation online here.
Talk to a member of our team today to discuss your claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.