Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Musselburgh, Lothian and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury 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, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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.

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Road accident claims in Musselburgh

You have the right to claim injury compensation if you were injured in an accident on Musselburgh's roads as the result of a careless road user.

Regardless of whether you were injured riding a cycle on Musselburgh's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, the Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Musselburgh

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed RSI, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement trips having occurred on North High Street and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lothian, for example, you can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the critical change a compensation claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. We work for compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have helped families collect damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include brain tumours and lung cancer.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Musselburgh 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, Musselburgh 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 Musselburgh, 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

Friendly and professional advice

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Musselburgh?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Musselburgh, Lothian and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to public place accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

What should you look for when checking Musselburgh solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm are less critical as injury cases are usually run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near Musselburgh as you will have to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Musselburgh

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Musselburgh.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Musselburgh are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 243. Incidents in the Musselburgh area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A1 and A720 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the A1 and A199 slip road.

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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