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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Kincardine, Fife and across the UK claim 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 injury diagnosis) 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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Kincardine road accident claims

You should be able to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Kincardine's roads as the result of a negligent driver.

Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Kincardine's roads, we are here to help. The Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kincardine

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 guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by material under pressure or a fire related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like strained muscles experienced on tripping on a street are also common with falls having happened on Keith Street and on Elphinstone Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from workplace cancer to MEK poisoning.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. By reducing the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Kincardine 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, Kincardine 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 Kincardine, 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

How we can help

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Kincardine?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kincardine, Fife and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to pedestrian accidents.

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

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Kincardine?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £7,255 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke could vary from £4,353 to £6,166.

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Will you need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Kincardine

The panel of specialist road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating maximum awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in Kincardine.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Kincardine are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 528.

Kincardine work accident statistics

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.

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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