A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Eyemouth or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For most claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.

A short, free call with an expert lawyer can give information and useful advice.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Eyemouth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of best of breed road traffic accident injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Eyemouth.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Eyemouth are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 335 accidents (255 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Scottish Borders local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 295.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Eyemouth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from carpenters to field trials officers, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Eyemouth

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Borders, for example, you can write to Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Eyemouth experts for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have aided people collect damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to spinal cord damage.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to dioxin poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with falls having occurred on Murrayfield and on High St.

Eyemouth 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 Eyemouth and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Eyemouth and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Eyemouth?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Eyemouth, Berwickshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Berwickshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Help for potential claimants seeking a lawyer

Selecting a suitable injury lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How do you ensure you select the ideal firm to work with?

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 wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist, for example, ranges from ?38,500 to ?48,400 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Eyemouth solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be instructive when contemplating which lawyer to select.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do I need to select a local Eyemouth legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so critical as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to go to a medical exam.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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