Updated: Thursday, 25th August 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury Claimants across the country retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Fife or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
The solicitor will discuss these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to find the right injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?
Going for a local law firm is not so important as injury cases are typically conducted by phone and email.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as you will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
Fife personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when contemplating which lawyer to work with and which considerations are most important to you.
Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Legal claims Quittance handles
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Fife. We can help with injuries including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Fife
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is when an injury follows a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. An example case might be a delayed diagnosis claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Fife and Fife have helped with medical negligence compensation claims brought against health services including Glenrothes Hospital, Lodge Rise, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5TG.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from bladder cancer to benzene poisoning.
Fife experts for serious injury claims
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured Claimant and their dependants. Compensation should lessen the financial load on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from farm workers to editorial assistants, to claim work accident compensation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work as a whole. They are quite often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Woodside Way and on Huntsman Road.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of proficient injury lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Fife.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Fife are relatively common with statistics showing 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 528.
Fife No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
In the event that your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal fees. If your compensation claim is won, the legal fees will be paid by the other party or their insurer.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Fife solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' will be taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and is in most cases 25 percent.
Are there extra costs to be paid?
Some solicitors could charge extra costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.
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Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin your compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's online contact form.
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