A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Selkirk

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Selkirk

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from soldiers to programme researchers, to claim compensation.

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Other claims we handle

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.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to solvent exposure.

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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.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Selkirk

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Borders.

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Selkirk No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Selkirk and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Selkirk, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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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

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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