Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK keep more of their compensation.
Whether you live in Prestonpans or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
In the majority of cases, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Starting your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Comparing injury solicitors in Prestonpans - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Are Prestonpans Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Which kinds of claims do you conduct in Prestonpans?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Prestonpans. Quittance can assist with:
Slips and trips
Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken ankles occurring on spillages are also common with slips and trips having happened in the local area.
Clinical negligence in Prestonpans
Medical negligence, which is more accurately called Clinical Negligence, is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering East Lothian and Prestonpans have helped Claimants with medical negligence legal cases made against the health service that include Edenhall Hospital, Edenhall Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7TZ.
Prestonpans specialists for serious injury compensation
We understand the vital change injury compensation can make to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to welding rod fumes exposure.
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Prestonpans.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Prestonpans are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 243.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from gardeners to photographers, to claim compensation from their employer.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of claims in Prestonpans
If you are successful, the legal costs are covered by the losing side. When your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees.
A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Prestonpans working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, this fee will be in most cases 25 percent and will be taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation.
Do you have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors could charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
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Ready to start a injury claim?
You can start a compensation claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
If you would like more detail about the process or have something else to ask before starting, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.