A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national network of solicitors help clients across the UK to retain more damages.

Whether you live in Melrose or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Melrose

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Melrose are reasonably common with statistics showing 4 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 255 slight accidents in 2013 in Scottish Borders (Total events were 335 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 295.

Quittance's panel of expert litigators are experienced in securing optimum general and special damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Melrose.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Melrose

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed people, from warehouse assistants to materials specialists, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Find out more: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to irritant contact dermatitis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

We recognise the difference a successful claim can make to people impacted by serious injury. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our panel of law firms for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include amputation and concussion.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Official figures show that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries like sprained ankles occurring on slippery pavements are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Main Street and on Main St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Melrose

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can write to Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Borders.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Melrose 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 Melrose and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Melrose, from short-term injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their winning track record.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Melrose?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Melrose, Scottish Borders and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people across Scottish Borders seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate PI solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you ensure you select the ideal solicitors' practice for your case?

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Melrose solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to choose.

Read Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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