A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of solicitors help Claimants across the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Kinghorn or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

The solicitor can take you through each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Kinghorn

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Kinghorn.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Kinghorn are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Kinghorn

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to immigration officers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury specialists acting in Kinghorn

We recognise the change injury compensation will make to severely injured Claimants. Our network of solicitors work hard for maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of specialist law firms communicate with the legal system and doctors and health professionals ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include neck injuries, cerebral palsy and chronic pain.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to latex allergy.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on obstructed walkways are also common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Rossland Place and on High St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kinghorn

When someone is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife, for example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Kinghorn No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Kinghorn and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Kinghorn and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

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 claims in Kinghorn?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Kinghorn, Fife and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the right personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for bronchitis could vary between ?16,830 and ?25,300 (based on 2015 market research).

Look into Kinghorn personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are attempting to decide which lawyer best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.

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Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not particularly critical as cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a company that offers medical facilities near Kinghorn as you will have to attend a medical examination.

More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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