A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of injury lawyers help claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Kirkcaldy or anywhere in the country, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The lawyer can take you through these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kirkcaldy

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people, from scaffolding erectors to licensed conveyancers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kirkcaldy

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of knowledgeable road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best awards for anyone hurt in a car accident in Kirkcaldy.

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

Other claims

Slips and trips

Health and Safety figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or a harmful substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on potholes are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Pentland Place and on Links St.

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by severe injury.

A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert law firms engage with insurers and the legal system to ensure people impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious include lung cancer, spinal cord damage and major surgical negligence.

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

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to benzene poisoning.

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

Medical negligence in Kirkcaldy

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Fife.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Kirkcaldy No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Kirkcaldy and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Kirkcaldy, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Kirkcaldy claims?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Kirkcaldy, Fife and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable injury lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With approximately 75 offices within 25 miles of Kirkcaldy, how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate one for your specific circumstances?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Kirkcaldy

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could vary between ?31,350 and ?56,375 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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 medical network.

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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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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