Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Cardenden, Fife and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Cardenden road accident claims

You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Cardenden's roads as the result of another road user's carelessness.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Cardenden's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we are here to help. Our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cardenden

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work. They are quite often related to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by tools in use, a fall from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on spillages are also quite common with recent slips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Fife.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. The panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers communicate with the Courts, insurance companies and doctors to make sure claimants affected by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include brain tumours, cerebral palsy and asbestosis.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cardenden 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, Cardenden 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 Cardenden, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start the process?

Specialist solicitors with 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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FAQs

What experience do you have of winning claims in Cardenden?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Cardenden, Fife and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The difference in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is enormous.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £15,655 for displaced metatarsal fractures can vary from £9,393 to £13,306.

Further reading - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Cardenden personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which solicitor to go with and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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 the 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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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