A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured claimants across the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Glenrothes or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, 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

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Glenrothes

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Glenrothes are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 528. Accidents in the Glenrothes area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A911 and A92 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A92 and B921 other junction.

Quittance's group of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting the highest compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Glenrothes.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Glenrothes

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from warehouse assistants to field trials officers, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Glenrothes

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial damages. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife, for example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to chronic silicosis.

See: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured person and their family.

By reducing the stress serious injury puts on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables claimants to focus on recovery.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have helped claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from deep vein thrombosis to spinal cord damage.

See: Serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

HSE figures underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on raised flagstones are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.

Glenrothes No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Glenrothes and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Glenrothes, from fast track cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Glenrothes?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Glenrothes, Fife and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Glenrothes solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when considering which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Glenrothes?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

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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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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