A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of solicitors help Claimants across the UK retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Musselburgh or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Musselburgh

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to management consultants, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Musselburgh

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Musselburgh

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.

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Serious injury lawyers in Musselburgh

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.

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Slip, trip and fall 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.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by latex.

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Musselburgh No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Musselburgh and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Musselburgh, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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 points to check when choosing the right solicitor

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give legal guidance and practical advice.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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?

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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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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