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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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We have helped injured people in Kelso, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Kelso road accident claims

Kelso cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Kelso's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, this useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kelso

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job is, whether you tore a ligament or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, when helping another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken ankles suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Woodmarket and on Eden Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing effect on an injured claimant and their family.

The Quittance team fight to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work with doctors and health professionals, the legal system and insurance companies to ensure families impacted by major accidents get legal and medical support.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Kelso 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, Kelso 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 Kelso, 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

Why Quittance?

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

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Kelso?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Kelso, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Scottish Borders seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to pedestrian accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not especially relevant as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice that has a national network as you will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

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Check Kelso personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

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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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