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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured claimants in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Jedburgh road accident claims

If you were injured on Jedburgh's roads due to another road user's carelessness, you can start a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, we're here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Jedburgh

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

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Jedburgh 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, Jedburgh 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 Jedburgh, 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have the 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.

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.

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.

Read more Solicitor reviews

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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.

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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