A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of injury lawyers help clients across the country keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Midlothian or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Legal and practical advice will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an Midlothian injury lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Midlothian

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to medical physicists, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Midlothian

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

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Other claims

Clinical negligence in Midlothian

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.

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Slip and trip 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.

Midlothian experts for serious injury compensation

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.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by flour.

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Midlothian No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Midlothian and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Midlothian, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

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.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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