A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help claimants across the UK to keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Tranent or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.

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Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator provides 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 Tranent

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from lathe operators to trade union research officers, to claim injury compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Tranent

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of accredited personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Tranent.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Tranent are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 207 accidents (177 slight accidents, 27 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Lothian local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 243.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims

Tranent specialists for serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of lawyers communicate with insurance providers, doctors and health professionals and the Courts, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often lead to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with slips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Tranent

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lothian.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

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Tranent 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 Tranent and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Tranent and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Tranent?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Tranent, Lothian and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Lothian seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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 pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

Choosing the best legal representation to help you is an important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.

What is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate one to represent you?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Tranent?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

In most cases, 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 medical network.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Tranent - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels 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. 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 severe knee injuries, for example, ranges from ?56,375 to ?77,770 (based on 2015 market data).

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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