Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Inverkeithing, Fife and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Inverkeithing

If you sustained an injury on Inverkeithing's roads due to a negligent road user, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Inverkeithing's roads, we can assist. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Inverkeithing

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. They are typically related to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on High St and on Castlandhill Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their family. Quittance work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of lawyers correspond with the Courts and doctors ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Inverkeithing 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, Inverkeithing 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 Inverkeithing, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance handled many Inverkeithing claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Inverkeithing, Fife and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to injuries sustained at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do I need a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not very important as cases are usually handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More : Will I have to attend a medical?

Inverkeithing solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer to instruct.

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What are the road accident statistics in Inverkeithing

Quittance's panel of best of breed legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Inverkeithing.

Accidents involving vehicles in Inverkeithing are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Work accident statistics in Inverkeithing

The most up to date 2019

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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