A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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

No matter whether you live in Dalgety Bay or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Dalgety Bay personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Answers and both practical and legal advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with an Dalgety Bay injury lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Dalgety Bay

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from warehouse assistants to conference organisers, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Dalgety Bay

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Dalgety Bay are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Quittance's panel of trained injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the best damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Dalgety Bay.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Dalgety Bay

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Fife, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Regents Way and on High St.

Serious injury lawyers acting in Dalgety Bay

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when working out how much compensation to pay.

A claim will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people collect compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include lung cancer and neck injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from mesothelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Dalgety Bay 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 Dalgety Bay and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Dalgety Bay and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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 handling claims in Dalgety Bay?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Dalgety Bay, Fife and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Instructing the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your legal case is a crucial step towards negotiating the best compensation award.

With 46 offices within 25 miles of Dalgety Bay (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate legal practice for your specific circumstances?

Read Dalgety Bay personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be instructive if you are deciding which solicitor to go with.

Read : Solicitor reviews

Do I need a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially important as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

You will need to select a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?9,004 for a moderate thumb injury can range from ?5,402 to ?7,653.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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