A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help claimants throughout England and Wales keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Kelso or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be shown 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

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kelso

Worker injured in accident

We have helped contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from members of the air force to land-based engineers, to claim compensation from their employer.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Kelso

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kelso are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 255 slight accidents in 2013 in Scottish Borders (Total events were 335 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 295.

Our panel of best of breed no win no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Kelso.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other 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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Serious injury

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

Clinical negligence in Kelso

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, to make a complaint against NHS Borders.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Kelso 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 Kelso and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kelso, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

To 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

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?18,501 for a broken leg could conceivably vary from ?11,101 to ?15,726.

More information - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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.

More on - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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.

Read Personal injury solicitors reviews

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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).

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert