A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help clients across the UK retain more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Cardenden or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim 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 is important.

To win a Cardenden personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer can take you through these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cardenden

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from lathe operators to clinical molecular geneticists, to claim work accident compensation.

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Cardenden

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for people injured in a road accident in Cardenden.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Cardenden

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

Serious injury experts handling cases in Cardenden

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. Our 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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Cardenden 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 Cardenden and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Cardenden, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

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.

Finding the best personal injury solicitor for you

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter 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, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

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

Look into 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

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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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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