Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Cairneyhill, Fife and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Cairneyhill road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you are injured on Cairneyhill's roads because of the negligence of another road user.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we're here to help. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cairneyhill

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work. These types of accident are typically related to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken arms happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Main St and on Carnock.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to raise a complaint against NHS Fife.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's team work hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families impacted by serious accidents.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cairneyhill 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, Cairneyhill 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 Cairneyhill, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

Our specialist solicitors have 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Cairneyhill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cairneyhill, Fife and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

How to find the best personal injury lawyer

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing Cairneyhill personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 taste, for example, ranges from ?15,510 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Cairneyhill

Our network of accredited road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Cairneyhill.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cairneyhill are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 528.

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s 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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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