Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Hawick, Roxburghshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

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

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Hawick road accident claims

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Hawick's roads due to the negligence of another driver.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, we can help you take action. The Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hawick

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Borders.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. By reducing the pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured person, a claim enables them to prioritise their rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors have helped claimants claim compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include asbestos-related disease and multiple fractures.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Hawick No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Hawick injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hawick, Roxburghshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Hawick?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Hawick, Roxburghshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Roxburghshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need to select a local Hawick legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are normally handled remotely.

However, you should choose a firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Hawick?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The disparity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £9,011 for a moderate thumb injury could vary from £5,406 to £7,659.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Hawick

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Hawick are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 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 accidents decreased to 295.

Quittance's panel of specialist litigators have decades of experience in negotiating optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Hawick.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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