Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
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.
Making a personal injury 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
What kinds of cases does Quittance handle in Peebles and the Scottish Borders?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Peebles and the Scottish Borders. Our team have assisted with injuries including:
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to pleural thickening.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted people, from electricians to political party research officers, to claim work accident compensation.
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Peebles
Medical negligence - which is now more accurately called 'Clinical Negligence' - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An example could be a delayed diagnosis claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Peebles have helped people with claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Peebles Psychiatric Day Hospital, Tweed Green, Peebles, EH45 8AR.
Road traffic accidents in Peebles
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Quittances network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in in fighting for the best damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Peebles.
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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling cases in Peebles
In the event that you succeed in your case, the costs for your solicitor will be paid by the other party. In the event that your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that their fees are not payable.
Do I have to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means the injured party do not pay the lawyer's costs should your claim is lost. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We give clear information to help Claimants decide whether to start an injury claim.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.
When you are ready to get underway, you can start the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with our contact form.
If you would like further information about the compensation process before making a decision, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact 0800 612 7456.