A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help Claimants across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you are based in Auchtermuchty or anywhere in the country, Quittance can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Auchtermuchty

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from construction workers to adult nurses, to claim for their work related injuries.

Further information: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Auchtermuchty

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Auchtermuchty are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Our group of qualified no win no fee solicitors are experienced in securing the highest awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Auchtermuchty.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Auchtermuchty serious injury compensation

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. Our 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

Medical negligence in Auchtermuchty

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

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Auchtermuchty No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Auchtermuchty and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Auchtermuchty, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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FAQs

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable legal expert to assist you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your injuries.

what is the best way to make sure you choose the best one to pursue compensation for you?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe, disabling elbow injuries could vary between ?31,625 and ?44,330 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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.

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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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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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