Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
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 exceptions?
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:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Crossgates
You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you are injured on Crossgates's roads as the result of another road user's behaviour.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash on Crossgates's roads, 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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Crossgates
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.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
Legal advisors can advise on claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.
More injury claim types
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.
Crossgates 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, Crossgates 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 Crossgates, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.