Updated: Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
If you live in Scottish Borders or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
A short, no-obligation phone consultation with a Scottish Borders-specialist lawyer can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury?
It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide practical advice and legal guidance.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Look into Scottish Borders personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are considering which solicitor best serves your needs.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for very serious thumb injuries, for example, ranges from £15,840 to £28,325 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Claims our network of lawyers handles
Our panel of lawyers have guided individuals in Scottish Borders and throughout Scotland whose circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury.
Clinical and medical negligence in Scottish Borders
Medical negligence - which is now more properly called clinical negligence - is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a hospital or other medical provider. An example could be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Scottish Borders have helped with negligence cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Andrew Lang Unit, Viewfield House, Selkirk, TD7 4LH.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are frequently the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by a moving object, a crush injury from something overturning or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with slips having happened on Midlam.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from construction workers to public librarians, to claim work accident compensation.
We recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to people who have been affected by major injury. We work to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs.
Our panel of expert law firms work with the Courts and doctors and health professionals ensuring people affected by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include deep vein thrombosis, benzene poisoning and spinal cord damage.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to siderosis (welders lung).
Road traffic claims
Our panel of expert injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Scottish Borders.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Scottish Borders are quite common with a total of 335 accidents (255 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Scottish Borders local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 295.
Scottish Borders No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
If you win, the fees for your lawyer must be settled by the losing side or their insurance company. In the event that your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in our FAQ section.
Ready to start your personal injury claim?
When you are ready to proceed, you can begin the personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through Quittance's online contact form.
If you would like additional information about the claims process or have more questions, request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.