Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Longniddry, Lothian and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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

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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Road accident claims in Longniddry

You may be able to claim compensation if you suffered an injury on Longniddry's roads because of another road user's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision on Longniddry's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Longniddry

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Official statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are often connected to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Links Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to benzene poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are working out how much compensation to pay. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables them to prioritise their recovery.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Longniddry 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, Longniddry 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 Longniddry, Lothian 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

Speak to an expert

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 Longniddry claims?

We are a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Longniddry, Lothian and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will I need a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not very important as cases can be managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that has a national network as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £21,090 for bronchitis could conceivably vary from £12,654 to £17,927.

See How much can you claim?

Reviews for lawyers in Longniddry

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Longniddry

The panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Longniddry.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Longniddry are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 243.

Longniddry work accident statistics

The most up to date 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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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