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?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making an injury claim

Extensive legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's network of lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

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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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Legal claims Quittance conducts in Inverkeithing and Fife

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Inverkeithing and throughout Fife. Quittance can help with injuries including:

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.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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 repoetrs 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.

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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

Medical negligence in Inverkeithing

Clinical negligence (until recently called medical negligence) is where an injury or illness is suffered by a person a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. A typical example might be a misdiagnosis claim. Our expert panel of injury solicitors acting for Fife and Inverkeithing have handled claims brought against healthcare providers that include Lynebank Hospital, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4UW.

Industrial disease

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

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of cases in Inverkeithing

Were you to succeed in the case, your legal fees must be settled by the Defendant (or their insurer). If your case is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged.

A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers serving Inverkeithing who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is taken out of the compensation settlement and will be in most cases 25%.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

No Win, No Fee should mean that you have no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, there are no catches hiding in the small print.

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How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Quittance provide jargon-free information to help people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.

If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.

Start your compensation claim

You can begin your injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to our team.

Contact a member of Quittance's team today for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.