A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Crossford or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Crossford or work-related illness, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your lawyer should explain how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Crossford

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants injured at work, from carpenters to court reporters, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Road traffic accident claims in Crossford

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Crossford are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 528.

Quittance's group of expert personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Crossford.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

We recognise the difference compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers have for many years aided claimants affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from multiple fractures to radiation exposure.

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Clinical negligence in Crossford

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Fife, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can advise on securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to acute silicosis.

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Slip and trip accidents

Reported statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like facial scarring sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Queen Anne Street and on Main St.

Crossford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Crossford and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Crossford, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Crossford?

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

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Do I need to choose a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so critical as cases are typically run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a company that has medical facilities near Crossford as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

Reviews for solicitors in Crossford

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For asbestosis, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?12,210 to ?85,580 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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