A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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 .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 three 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 much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Buckhaven

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Buckhaven

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to chemical process engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

See: Accident at work compensation claims

Other injury claims

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.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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 (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Buckhaven No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Buckhaven and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Buckhaven, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many Buckhaven claims?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Buckhaven, Fife and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

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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