Updated: Thursday, 1st September 2016
Our national panel of solicitors help injured Claimants across the country to retain more of their compensation.
Whether you are based in Penicuik or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be offered through a free phone consultation with a Penicuik-specialist solicitor.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical
Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job, for example, ranges from £25,575 to £31,075 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Comparing Penicuik personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Will I need to choose a local Penicuik legal firm ?
The location of a solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases are usually handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical exam.
Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?
What cases do you handle in Penicuik and Midlothian?
Quittance's network of lawyers assist clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Medical negligence in Penicuik
Medical negligence (which is now correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence') is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor or medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Penicuik have worked on medical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Glencorse Day Centre, Milton Mill, Milton Bridge, Penicuik, EH26 0QZ.
Penicuik solicitors for serious injury compensation
Courts understand that a serious injury will have a significant effect on an affected individual. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery. Our network of law firms work with Courts and insurance companies, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious include mesothelioma and cerebral palsy.
Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to probation officers, to seek financial compensation.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Penicuik
Quittances group of qualified litigators are experienced in in negotiating the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Penicuik.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Penicuik are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 228 accidents (197 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Midlothian local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 251.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to PCB exposure.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with falls having occurred on Lanark Rd West and on John St.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle cases in Penicuik
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements cover Claimants in Penicuik from a need to settle solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance give detailed information to help people affected by injury determine whether to start an injury claim.
Get more answers before picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can start a personal injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a member of our team.
If you would like a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or call on 0800 612 7456.