Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Mayfield, Midlothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether causation can be established.

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 Injury 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 Mayfield

Mayfield road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Mayfield's roads, we can assist. This road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mayfield

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the East Sussex workplace. Slips and trips are frequently connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Wealden local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Hastings Rd and on Barden Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. You can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Lothian.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Mayfield 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, Mayfield 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 Mayfield, Midlothian 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

Why Quittance?

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

What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Mayfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Mayfield, Midlothian and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Midlothian get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and road accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Comparing injury solicitors in Mayfield - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe leg injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £77,825 to £110,000 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

What are the road accident statistics in Mayfield

Quittance's network of proficient no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in obtaining optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Mayfield.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Mayfield are common with a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.

What are the Mayfield work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Wealden Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General21
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)3
Lifting and carrying16
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)48
Struck against7
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

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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