A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injury Claimants across the UK keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Inverkeithing or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Inverkeithing or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your solicitor will explain how your case will relate to the points.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Work accident claims in Inverkeithing

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from construction workers to learning mentors, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Inverkeithing

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Inverkeithing

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

Slip, trip and fall injuries

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.

Serious injury experts in Inverkeithing

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

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from radiation exposure to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Inverkeithing No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Inverkeithing and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Inverkeithing and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the right lawyer for your compensation claim

It can take months for most claims to conclude. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers is surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?133,926 for severe tinnitus can vary from ?80,355 to ?113,837.

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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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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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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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