Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
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.
Making an 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.
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.
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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.
Legal cases our panel of solicitors handles in Loanhead and Midlothian
Quittance's panel of solicitors have guided Claimants in Loanhead and across Midlothian whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Loanhead include:
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 (correctly called 'Clinical Negligence') is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare provider. Quittance's specialist panel of solicitors covering Midlothian and Loanhead have worked on claims brought against healthcare providers that include Liberton Hospital, Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6UB.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.
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.
Road traffic accidents in Loanhead
Quittances 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.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to materials specialists, to claim compensation from their employer.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims in Loanhead
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements protect clients from a requirement to settle solicitors' fees if they do not win their case.
A success fee will be charged by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation and will be in most cases 25 percent.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to do next
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 a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. Answers will help you make the right decision for your future.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.
Get your compensation claim started
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence your personal injury claim. Alternatively, you can begin the claim for compensation online.
Talk to a member of Quittance's team today for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.