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.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Hawick road accident claims
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Hawick, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, we can help you take action. Our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Hawick work accident claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a school teacher or a garage mechanic, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Hawick clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Hawick.
Hawick Occupiers liability injury claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether your accident occurred at an amusement park or when travelling by train, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include head or spinal injuries.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
Hawick No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Hawick injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hawick, Roxburghshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Hawick and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.