Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured claimants in Auchtermuchty, Fife and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.
Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Auchtermuchty road accident claims
Auchtermuchty drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to another party's carelessness.
No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car collision on Auchtermuchty's roads, our expert team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Auchtermuchty
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips having happened on the Wynd and on High St.
Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to raise a complaint against NHS Fife.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people affected by serious injury. We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for medical and care costs. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped people claim damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, dioxin poisoning and concussion.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Auchtermuchty 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, Auchtermuchty 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 Auchtermuchty, 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.
How can Quittance help?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do you have of injury claims in Auchtermuchty?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Auchtermuchty, Fife and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Do I need to instruct a local legal firm?
The location of a law firm is not so critical as cases are usually conducted remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a company that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually have to attend an independent medical examination.
More on : Do I have to attend a medical?
Check Auchtermuchty personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can differ considerably.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be instructive when considering which lawyer to select.
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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.