Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured claimants in Selkirk, Scottish Borders and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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:
Selkirk road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Selkirk's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
No matter if you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Selkirk's roads, our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Official statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work. They are typically related to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like facial scarring suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on High St.
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to solvent exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on an individual.
By reducing the pressure serious injury puts on a claimant, compensation helps them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Read more about Serious injury compensation claims
Selkirk 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, Selkirk 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 Selkirk, 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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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Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of claims in Selkirk?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Selkirk, Scottish Borders and across the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Scottish Borders seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Do I need a local Selkirk solicitor?
Going for a local solicitor is less relevant as injury cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - Do you have a medical centre in or near Selkirk?
Read Selkirk personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing if you are thinking about which lawyer to act for you.
Read more Solicitor reviews
The difference in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,022 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can range from £9,013 to £12,768.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What are the road accident statistics in Selkirk
Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win, no fee legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Selkirk.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Selkirk are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 335 accidents (255 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Scottish Borders local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 295.
Selkirk work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019
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.