Updated: Monday, 25th July 2016
Our nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants across the country retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Duns or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances
It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Duns
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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.
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 emphysema could vary between £44,275 and £56,650 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you need to select a local Duns legal firm ?
The location of the lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to choose a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
What types of claims does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's panel of solicitors represent Claimants in Duns and across the Scottish Borders whose circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries including:
The long-term impact a serious injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts when they are working out what a claim is worth. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured Claimant, a claim allows people to focus on their recovery. Our network of specialist solicitors have for many years aided families impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held by the Courts to be serious include multiple fractures and chronic pain.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported data reveal that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work as a whole. These types of accident are often connected to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a harmful substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on the Square and on Gavinton.
Road traffic accidents in Duns
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Duns are relatively common. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 255 slight accidents in 2013 in Scottish Borders (Total events were 335 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 295.
Our panel of no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Duns.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped people, from construction workers to doctorss, to claim work accident compensation.
Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to asthma caused by flour.
Medical and clinical negligence in Duns
Clinical negligence (at one time called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury or illness follows a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Quittance's experienced panel of lawyers acting for the Scottish Borders and Duns have helped people with negligence claims made against healthcare providers that include The Knoll Hospital, Station Road, Duns, TD11 3EL.
Duns No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Were you to succeed in the injury claim, the costs for your lawyer must be settled by the losing party or their insurance company. If you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their fees.
Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
Quittance ensure that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall not have to pay the lawyer's legal fees should the claim is lost. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. Information can help you to make the right decision for you.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on the frequently asked questions page.
Get a claim underway
Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin the compensation claim, or you can start your injury claim here.
Quittance's team of experts can help. If you have further questions, you can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.