Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How we can help you
We have helped injured people in Ormiston, Lothian and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Ormiston road accident claims
Ormiston cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, Quittance's guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ormiston
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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.
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.
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More claim types
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.
The 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.
Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Ormiston 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, Ormiston 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 Ormiston, 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.
How we can help
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.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:Call me back
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.