Updated: Monday, 29th August 2016
Quittance's national network of solicitors help Claimants across the UK keep more compensation.
Whether you are based in Hawick or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Powerful legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Your lawyer should look at how your case will relate to each of the points.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances
Finding a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is a crucial step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.
How do you make certain you select the ideal legal practice to handle your case?
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 types of claims do you handle?
Our network of lawyers have represented individuals in Hawick and throughout the Scottish Borders whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Road traffic claims
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.
Quittances 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.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are typically the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Sandbed and on Kenilworth Avenue.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from gardeners to geographical information systems managers, to claim work accident compensation.
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.
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to dioxin poisoning.
Clinical negligence in Hawick
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when there has been a failing by a hospital or other medical professional, either NHS or private. Our panel of solicitors acting for Hawick have assisted with compensation claims brought against health services including Hawick Community Hospital, Victoria Road, Hawick, TD9 7AH.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Hawick
Lawyers taking care of claims in Hawick and the Scottish Borders generally conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents the lawyer from billing you for any legal costs if the claim fails.
The 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden fees. With a No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
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
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a lawyer.
Find more information online without picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions here.
How to get a personal injury claim underway
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to get the injury claim underway, or you can begin a compensation claim online.
Contact our network of specialists for more detail about you claim. Request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.