A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our national network of solicitors help injury claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Cairneyhill or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown 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.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Cairneyhill

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed people, from members of the army to aromatherapists, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Road traffic accident claims in Cairneyhill

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Cairneyhill

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.

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Serious injury specialists handling claims in Cairneyhill

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.

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Slips, trips and falls

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.

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Cairneyhill 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 Cairneyhill and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Cairneyhill and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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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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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