Updated: Tuesday, 26th July 2016
Quittance's national panel of solicitors help Claimants throughout the UK to keep more damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Longniddry or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated 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.
Your solicitor can take you through each of these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.
What to check when finding the best injury lawyer
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.
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.
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.
Injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors conducts in Longniddry
Our panel of solicitors assist clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
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.
Slips and trips
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Longniddry
Medical negligence (more properly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is the term for when an injury or illness follows a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering East Lothian and Longniddry have assisted with medical negligence claims brought against healthcare providers including Roodlands General Hospital, Hospital Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF.
We have handled claims for Claimants, from warehouse assistants to medical representatives, to claim injury compensation.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to benzene poisoning.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Longniddry
Our 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, mororbikes 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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims for compensation in Longniddry
In the event that your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer means that their fees will not be charged. When you are successful, the fees for your lawyer will be covered by the other side.
A success fee is charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, this fee will be in most cases 25 percent and will be deducted from the Claimant's award.
Will I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
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 provide clear information to help people affected by injury decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Get a compensation claim underway
When you have decided to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with the contact form here.
Talk to a member of the Quittance network of specialists for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.