Updated: Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injury Claimants across the UK keep more of their compensation.
No matter whether you are based in Cupar or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
For most claims, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It needs to be proven 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.
What issues to think about when selecting the best personal injury lawyer
Choosing a suitable PI lawyer to help you is your most important step towards getting the best compensation award.
How can you ensure you choose the ideal one to take on your case?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
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 a serious back injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £59,950 to £71,500 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.
Injury compensation claims we conduct in Cupar
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries in Cupar and Fife. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants, from forklift drivers to dentists, to secure financial compensation settlements.
Road traffic accidents in Cupar
Quittances group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in in obtaining maximum damages for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Cupar.
Accidents involving vehicles in Cupar are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 528.
Clinical negligence in Cupar
Clinical negligence, previously referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Fife and Cupar have helped Claimants with claims brought against health services that include Weston Day Hospital, West Port, Cupar, KY15 4AN.
Serious injury specialists in Cupar
We recognise the vital change a successful claim makes to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Our panel of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of lawyers have aided families recover compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious include spinal cord damage and birth negligence.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesolthelioma to asthma caused by enzymes.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of cases in Cupar
In the event that you succeed in your case, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing side. When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their legal costs.
A 'success fee' can be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is generally 25% and is taken out of the Claimant's award.
Are there hidden fees?
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means you will never need to pay your lawyer's fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. The right information helps you to make the right choice.
If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Get started today
You can start your claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a member of the Quittance team.
If you would like to discuss your options before starting, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.