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
We have helped hundreds of people in Dunfermline, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.
A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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 Dunfermline
Dunfermline road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dunfermline
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures reveal that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are frequently connected to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as bruised backs happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred on St. Andrews St and on Queen Anne Street.
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from noise induced hearing loss to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, a claim allows individuals to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Dunfermline 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, Dunfermline 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 Dunfermline, 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.
What should I do next?
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
How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Dunfermline?
We are a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Dunfermline, Fife and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Read Dunfermline personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
Find out more Quittance reviews
Do you need to select a local Dunfermline injury lawyer?
The location of the law firm is not particularly important as injury cases are typically handled by phone and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors' firm with national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.
Further reading : Will I have to attend a medical?
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus, for example, ranges from £23,980 to £36,850 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Dunfermline
The panel of qualified no win no fee litigators have vast experience in obtaining maximum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Dunfermline.
Accidents involving vehicles in Dunfermline are quite common. Police reporters 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 area. In 2014 total accidents 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.