Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Our national network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more of their compensation.
Whether you are based in Selkirk or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
To win a Selkirk personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Making your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Instructing the best personal injury solicitor to help you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.
What is the best way to make sure you select the ideal legal practice to act for you?
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
Which cases does Quittance conduct in Selkirk?
Our panel of personal injury solicitors have helped people receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Selkirk serious injury compensation
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.
Slip and trip 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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Selkirk
Medical negligence - which is correctly known as Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness follows a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. A common example might be an optician negligence compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Selkirk have helped Claimants with legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Andrew Lang Unit, Viewfield House, Selkirk, TD7 4LH.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Selkirk
Quittances 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.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from soldiers to programme researchers, to claim compensation.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims for compensation in Selkirk
When your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that their legal costs will not be charged. When you win your case, the fees for your solicitor must be paid by the losing party.
A 'success fee' is charged by lawyers serving Selkirk who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, this fee will be in most cases 25% and will be taken from the compensation settlement.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never need to pay any of your lawyer's legal fees in the event that you do not win your claim. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Get your personal injury claim started
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin the claim for compensation, or you can begin your personal injury claim online.
Quittance's expert team are here to help. Need more information? You can request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.