Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Anstruther, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury 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 (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 exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether liability can be proved.

Speak to a personal injury solicitor 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 Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Anstruther road accident claims

Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Anstruther's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Anstruther's roads, our specialist team are here. This road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Anstruther

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on West Street and on Shore St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife.

More about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the vital difference an injury claim makes to seriously injured claimants.

By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim enables them to focus on their recovery.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Anstruther 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, Anstruther 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 Anstruther, Fife 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of claims in Anstruther?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Anstruther, Fife and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Anstruther?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

Usually, 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Read Anstruther personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read Quittance reviews

The difference in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £21,066 for bronchitis could vary from £12,640 to £17,906.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Anstruther

Our group of certified litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Anstruther.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Anstruther are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor