Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Road accident claims in Innerleithen

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Innerleithen's roads due to another driver's negligence, you have the right to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Innerleithen

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Government figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on Galashiels Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to acute silicosis.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant effect on an individual.

A claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitors have aided claimants claim damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include lead poisoning, neck injuries and serious pharmaceutical error.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Innerleithen 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, Innerleithen 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 Innerleithen, Scottish Borders 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

Your questions answered

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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FAQs

What is your track record of handling claims in Innerleithen?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Scottish Borders get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Check Innerleithen solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start when deciding which solicitor to select.

Read more Quittance reviews

The variation in success fees charged by lawyers is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £24,110 for a moderate pain disorder might vary from £14,466 to £20,494.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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