Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured claimants in Ballingry, Fife and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Ballingry road accident claims
Ballingry road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Ballingry's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ballingry
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
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.
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, the 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.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation
More claim types
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.
Read more about Serious injury compensation
Ballingry 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, Ballingry 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 Ballingry, 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 do I start the process?
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
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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).
What are the road accident statistics in Ballingry
The 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.
Read more about Road accident compensation
Work accident statistics in Ballingry
The most recent 2019
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.