Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Midlothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Midlothian
If you were hurt in an accident on Midlothian's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, this road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Midlothian
If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2015. They are sometimes the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips having happened on Main St.
When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lothian, for example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
More about Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured person, a claim enables individuals to focus on their recovery.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation
Midlothian 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, Midlothian 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 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Midlothian?
Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in Midlothian and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Midlothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and public place accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to 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.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to choose a law firm near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
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 a serious wrist injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £19,800 to £31,625 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Check Midlothian solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors can vary significantly.
Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with.
Read more Quittance reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Midlothian
Accidents involving all vehicles in Midlothian are not uncommon with statistics showing 5 fatal accidents, 26 serious accidents and 197 slight accidents in 2013 in Midlothian (Total events were 228 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 251.
The panel of trained no win no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the highest awards for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Midlothian.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.