Updated: Monday, 22nd August 2016
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 .
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
Legal claims we conduct
Our network of lawyers have guided individuals in Kirkcaldy and across Fife whose accidents ranged and resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained by Kirkcaldy residents include:
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people, from scaffolding erectors to licensed conveyancers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.
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.
Medical negligence in Kirkcaldy
Clinical negligence, previously referred to as medical negligence, is where an injury is suffered by a person a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. An example could be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Fife and Kirkcaldy have helped people with claims filed against healthcare providers that include Victoria Hospital, High Street, Rothesay, PA20 9JJ.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to benzene poisoning.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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.
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.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Kirkcaldy
If your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs. In the event that you are successful, the fees for your solicitor are covered by the other side or their insurer.
A 'success fee' is charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be generally 25% and will be paid out of your compensation award.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to pay?
Quittance ensure No Win, No Fee means a Claimant shall never have to pay your lawyer's legal fees should you do not win the injury claim. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you decide to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information about the process. Answers will help you to make the right choice for your future.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQs.
Start your injury claim
Once you have decided to proceed, you can start your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our contact form here.
Quittance's team of experts help injured Claimants every day. If you need more information, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.