A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of lawyers help claimants throughout the UK keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in North Berwick or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a 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, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.

To win a North Berwick personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor should consider how each of these points will relate to your case.

Compensation Calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in North Berwick

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in North Berwick are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 243.

Quittance's group of specialist injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in North Berwick.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in North Berwick

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from gardeners to network administrators, to claim injury compensation.

Further information: Work accident claims

Other injury claims

North Berwick serious injury compensation claims

The lasting effect serious injury has is understood by Courts and insurance companies when calculating injury compensation.

By relieving the stress a serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, a claim enables people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors correspond with medical practitioners, Courts and insurance providers ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, poisoning and amputation.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from industrial deafness to chronic silicosis.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Main Rd and on High St.

Clinical negligence in North Berwick

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lothian.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

North Berwick 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 North Berwick and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in North Berwick, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in North Berwick?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in North Berwick, Lothian and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Lothian seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to choose the best solicitor

Choosing a suitable solicitors' practice for your legal case is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.

With some 44 offices within a 25 radius of North Berwick (according to the SRA database) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the best company to take on your case?

North Berwick solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which solicitor to pick.

Read more Solicitor reviews

Will you need a local North Berwick solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are usually handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm that offers medical facilities near North Berwick as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.

Read more - Will I have to attend a medical?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?31,090 for loss of hearing in one ear might vary from ?18,654 to ?26,426.

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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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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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