Updated: Saturday, 27th August 2016
Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the country keep more injury compensation.
Whether you live in Galashiels or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured Claimants, and our panel of injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £50,479 for emphysema can vary from £30,287 to £42,907.
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Look into Galashiels solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers vary enormously.
Researching reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to instruct.
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Are Galashiels Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
You do not need to select a solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors conducts
Our panel of solicitors have helped individuals receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Galashiels are quite common. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 255 slight accidents in 2013 in Scottish Borders (Total events were 335 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 295.
Our panel of expert road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in obtaining the highest damages for Claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Galashiels.
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant effect on a Claimant. Damages will lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Our panel of solicitors have helped families recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include paralysis and cerebral palsy.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on obstructed walkways are also quite common with trips having happened on Channel Street and on Balmoral Place.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to asthma caused by flour.
Clinical negligence in Galashiels
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is where an illness or injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An example might be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Galashiels have helped Claimants with legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Galashiels Psychogeriatric Day Hospital, Sime Place, Galashiels, TD1 1ST.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from members of the army to energy conservation officers, to claim for their work related injuries.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Galashiels compensation claims
No Win, No Fee agreements, or Conditional Fee Agreements, protect Claimants from the requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if the claim is not won.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. This helps you to make the best decision for your future.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in the frequently asked questions section.
Get a claim started
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence your claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start the personal injury claim here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor or would like a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone 0800 612 7456.