A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Crossgates or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner will allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Crossgates

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants injured at work, from members of the Royal Navy to conference organisers, to secure financial compensation awards.

See: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Crossgates

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Crossgates are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 528.

See: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can advise on claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with trips having occurred on Main Street and on Main St.

Crossgates serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact of a serious injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are working out compensation. Our network of expert lawyers work to get compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of solicitors have aided families receive compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include lung disease, serious pharmaceutical error and back injuries.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Crossgates

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Fife, for example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Crossgates 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 Crossgates and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Crossgates and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Crossgates?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Crossgates, Fife and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

Finding the most suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards receiving the best settlement or award for your accident.

With some 46 offices within 25 miles of Crossgates (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your case?

The contrast in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?28,006 for chronic asthma could vary from ?16,804 to ?23,805.

More information How to compare personal injury fees

Comparing injury solicitors in Crossgates - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.

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

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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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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