A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Ormiston or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Making your claim sooner will allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Ormiston

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to mining engineers, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ormiston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Ormiston.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ormiston are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 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 the total had increased to 243.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to pesticide poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on spillages are also common with recent slips having occurred on Main St.

Ormiston lawyers for serious injury compensation

The long-term impact a serious injury has will be acknowledged by Courts when they are determining how much compensation to pay. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have helped claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious include chemical burns, birth negligence and eye injuries.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Ormiston

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lothian.

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Ormiston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Ormiston and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Ormiston, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Ormiston?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people in Ormiston, Lothian and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With 45 offices within a 25 radius of Ormiston, how do you make certain you select the ideal law firm to pursue compensation for you?

Injury lawyer reviews in Ormiston - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for chest injuries could vary between ?10,175 and ?14,520 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Ormiston?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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