Decades of experience helping accident victims
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
We have helped injured people in Glenrothes, Fife and throughout the UK. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
How were you injured?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
For more information, see:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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:
Glenrothes road accident claims
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Glenrothes are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 290 road accidents in Fife in 2021, including 205 slight accidents, 83 accidents and 2 fatal accidents. 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.
All road users in Glenrothes and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or were injured in a cycling accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.
Work accident claims in Glenrothes
Official HSE statistics show that there were 1 fatal and 367 non-fatal work accidents in Fife in 2021 (264 led to 7+ days off work).
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether your accident happened while working as a care home worker or a doctor, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Glenrothes
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Glenrothes.
Occupiers liability injury claims in Glenrothes
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether you were hurt on a public footpath or when travelling on public transport, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as brain injuries or amputations, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Glenrothes and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many claimants in Glenrothes?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Glenrothes, Fife and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured due to medical negligence or in a road accident we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Glenrothes solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.