A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of injury lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Peebles or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. 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

A short, free consultation with a Peebles personal injury solicitor can give answers and advice.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Peebles

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from electricians to political party research officers, to claim work accident compensation.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Peebles

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Peebles are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 335 accidents (255 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Scottish Borders local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 295.

Quittance's network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for the best damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Peebles.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Peebles

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Borders.

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

Peebles lawyers for serious injury compensation

We understand the difference a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. By limiting the pressure a major injury places on an injured person and their dependants, a compensation claim helps people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors work with medical experts, insurance companies and the legal system to make sure families impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injury and illness held to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, concussion and hydrocarbon poisoning.

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

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having happened on Eastgate.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to pleural thickening.

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

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Peebles No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Peebles and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Peebles, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

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
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Peebles?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Peebles, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Scottish Borders get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best lawyer

Finding the most suitable legal representation to represent you is a crucial step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

how do you ensure you select the best company for your specific circumstances?

The contrast in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?8,060 for minor achilles tendon injuries can range from ?4,836 to ?6,851.

Further reading - Compare solicitors quotes

Peebles personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer to instruct.

Find out more - Quittance reviews

Will I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not critical as cases are normally run remotely.

You will need to instruct a law firm with national medical coverage as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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