A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injury claimants across the UK to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Jedburgh or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Jedburgh

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to it technical support officers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Further information: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Jedburgh

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Jedburgh are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 335 accidents (255 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Scottish Borders council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 295.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the highest awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Jedburgh.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

We understand the vital change a compensation claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

A successful claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms have for many years helped people impacted by serious accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slips and trips

Government data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like bruised backs happening on raised flagstones are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Lothian Road and on High St.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by latex.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Jedburgh

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure or answers as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can contact Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Borders.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

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Jedburgh No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Jedburgh and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Jedburgh, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Jedburgh?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Scottish Borders seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Identifying the most suitable PI solicitor to assist you is a key step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement.

How can you ensure you instruct the most appropriate law firm for your case?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not so important as injury cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a local medical centre?

Jedburgh personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to select.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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