Updated: Friday, 2nd September 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
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
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.
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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.
Legal claims Quittance handles in Kelso
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Kelso and across the Scottish Borders. Our team can assist with:
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.
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.
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Clinical negligence in Kelso
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is connected to a failing by a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers acting for the Scottish Borders and Kelso have handled claims made against healthcare providers including Kelso Hospital, Inch Road, Kelso, TD5 7JP.
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.
Road traffic claims
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.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle Kelso claims for compensation
Should your case be successful, the legal fees must be paid by the other party. If your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
A 'success fee' is levied by Kelso solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is generally 25 percent and is paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
We offer detailed information to help Claimants determine whether to make the claim.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Start your claim for compensation
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin your compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using the contact form here.
Speak to a member of our panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.