A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to retain more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Ballingry or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: October 18, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In order to win a Ballingry personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The lawyer should explain how these issues will relate to your claim.

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Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Ballingry

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from construction workers to accounting technicians, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ballingry

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional no win, no fee lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Ballingry.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Ballingry

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than injury compensation. For example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to raise a complaint against NHS Fife.

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Slips, trips and falls

Official data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being struck by a moving object, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Lochleven Rd and on Benarty Square.

Ballingry lawyers for serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant effect on a Claimant. By reducing the financial stress serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Ballingry 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 Ballingry and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Ballingry, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of winning claims in Ballingry?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Ballingry, Fife and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to pedestrian accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Comparing injury solicitors in Ballingry - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need to select a local Ballingry injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not especially important as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

More details : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for loss of hearing in one ear, for example, ranges from ?25,300 to ?36,850 (based on 2015 market data).

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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