Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Peebles, Scottish Borders and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Peebles road accident claims
Drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Peebles's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
No matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Peebles's roads, or were hurt in a collision, Quittance's useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Peebles
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Peebles No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Peebles injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Peebles, Scottish Borders and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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What experience do the 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.
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.
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.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.