Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured claimants in Cupar, Fife and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or where the injury occurred.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Cupar road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured on Cupar's roads due to another party's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Cupar's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our team can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cupar

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with recent incidents having occurred on Main St and on Crossgate.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure rather than financial damages. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Fife, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Cupar 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, Cupar 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 Cupar, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

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.

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FAQs

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Cupar?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cupar, Fife and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Cupar?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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