Updated: Monday, 5th September 2016
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 can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a 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.
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.
What kinds of claims do you handle in Ormiston?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Ormiston and throughout East Lothian. We can assist with:
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Ormiston
Medical negligence - which is now more properly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a medical professional, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Ormiston have handled claims brought against hospitals including Edenhall Hospital, Edenhall Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7TZ.
Road traffic claims
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.
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.
We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to mining engineers, to claim maximum compensation.
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 No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
When your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay their legal costs. When you win your case, the fees for your solicitor must be paid by the losing Defendant or their insurance company.
A success fee is charged by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike their standard fees, this fee will be usually 25% and is taken from your compensation settlement.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors could charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers can help you make the best decision for you.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to make your claim for compensation?
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to get your personal injury claim underway, alternatively you can begin your claim online.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.