A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national panel of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their compensation.

Whether you are based in Loanhead or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much can I claim?

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

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Loanhead

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of qualified solicitors have decades of experience in getting the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a road accident in Loanhead.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Loanhead are common with 5 fatal accidents, 26 serious accidents and 197 slight accidents in 2013 in Midlothian (Total events were 228 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 251.

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Work accident claims in Loanhead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from scaffolding erectors to materials specialists, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are often the precursor to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by a runaway vehicle, being trapped by something or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Meadow Place and on Main St.

Medical negligence in Loanhead

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lothian, for example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.

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Serious injury

The Quittance team understand the difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.

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Loanhead 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 Loanhead and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Loanhead, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Loanhead?

We are a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Loanhead, Midlothian and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Midlothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as convenient and 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.

Finding the best injury lawyer for you

Choosing a suitable lawyer to assist you is a crucial step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With approximately 45 offices within 25 miles of Loanhead (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to instruct?

The diversity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded ?43,474 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist might vary from ?26,084 to ?36,953.

Further reading Compare solicitors

What should be considered when checking Loanhead solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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