Updated: Monday, 25th July 2016
Our national panel of personal injury solicitors help clients across the country to retain more of their compensation.
Whether you live in Buckhaven or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Buckhaven or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury?
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Buckhaven - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,340 to £15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Buckhaven?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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.
What claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's network of experienced lawyers have assisted Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to chemical process engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements.
Road traffic accidents in Buckhaven
Quittances group of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Buckhaven.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. They are often lead to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a carrying injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Wellesley Rd and on High St.
Medical and clinical negligence in Buckhaven
Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. A typical example might be a cancer negligence compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Fife and Buckhaven have helped Claimants with legal action made against local hospitals including Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital, Wellesley Road, Buckhaven, KY8 1HU.
Serious injury lawyers acting in Buckhaven
Quittance recognise the change a compensation claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Buckhaven
In the event that your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means the legal costs are not payable. If your compensation claim is successful, the fees for your lawyer must be covered by the losing Defendant.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Buckhaven lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be deducted from the injured Claimant's compensation and will be generally 25 percent.
Will I need to pay extra fees?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people in our FAQ section.
Start your compensation claim
When you have decided to get underway, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with Quittance's contact form.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before making a decision, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.