A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the UK to retain more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Kelty or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Kelty 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by your lawyer.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Kelty

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of skilled no win no fee litigators are experienced in achieving maximum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Kelty.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kelty are common. Gov.uk statistics show 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Kelty

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to insurance underwriters, to seek financial compensation.

For more information: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Kelty

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having occurred on Main St and on High Street.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from workplace cancer to MEK poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by the Courts when determining injury compensation. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Kelty No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Kelty and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Kelty, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and their winning track record.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Kelty?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Kelty, Fife and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Fife get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Finding the best personal injury lawyer for you

It can take months for most claims to conclude. Claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The variation in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?9,399 for a fractured femur could vary from ?5,639 to ?7,989.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Injury lawyer reviews in Kelty - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kelty?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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