A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients across the country to retain more personal injury compensation.

No matter whether you are based in Burntisland or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Burntisland personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Burntisland

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the best awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Burntisland.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Burntisland are reasonably common with a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

For more information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Burntisland

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from carpenters to cartographers, to secure financial compensation awards.

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are often related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on High St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Burntisland

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Fife, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Serious injury solicitors serving Burntisland

The lasting effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Burntisland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Burntisland and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Burntisland, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet the 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 experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Burntisland?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Burntisland, Fife and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Fife get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Locating the right lawyer for your claim

Selecting the most appropriate law firm to assist you is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With approximately 47 offices within 25 miles of Burntisland - what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal firm to help 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 a severe thumb dislocation could vary between ?3,190 and ?5,500 (based on 2015 market research).

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Burntisland?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Are Burntisland Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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