Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured people in Kennoway, 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 to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether a minor was injured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Kennoway road accident claims

Drivers can claim compensation if they have been hurt on Kennoway's roads due to another party's actions.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on Kennoway's roads, this guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kennoway

Have you been injured at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive data show that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Victoria Road and on Leven Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to farmers lung.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their dependants. By limiting the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, a claim allows claimants to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers have aided claimants collect damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include back injuries, cerebral palsy and radiation exposure.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Kennoway 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, Kennoway 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 Kennoway, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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

What experience do you have of claims in Kennoway?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kennoway, Fife and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward 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.

Kennoway personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

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The variation in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded £36,761 for serious hand injuries could conceivably vary from £22,057 to £31,247.

Additional reading - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Kennoway

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in securing maximum compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Kennoway.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Work accident statistics in Kennoway

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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