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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

Each year, we help injured people in Crossgates, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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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

Calculate my injury compensation

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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Road accident claims in Crossgates

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we are here to help. This road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Crossgates work injury claims

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

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a police officer or a factory worker, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Crossgates medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Crossgates.

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Crossgates occupiers liability accident claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were hurt on a loose paving stone on a footpath or on public transport, and a third party caused your accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Crossgates, and across the UK.

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Crossgates No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Crossgates injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Crossgates, Fife and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Crossgates and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Crossgates?

Whether you live in Crossgates, Fife, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred during a negligent medical procedure or at your place of work we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Crossgates injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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What are the road accident statistics in Crossgates?

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Crossgates.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Crossgates are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 290 road accidents in Fife in 2021 (205 slight accidents, 83 accidents and 2 fatal accidents).

Work accident statistics in Crossgates

There were 1 fatalities and 367 other work accidents in Fife in 2021.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor