A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Leslie or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Making an injury claim

Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to win a Leslie personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor can provide answers and advice.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Do you need to go with a local Leslie legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers national medical coverage as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Leslie

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,060 to £10,725 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Injury compensation claims Quittance conducts

Quittance's network of expert solicitors help people get compensation for a broad range of injuries.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by colophony.

Leslie serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the critical change a successful claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. Quittance's network of solicitors fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes damages for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have aided people impacted by severe accidents.

Medical and clinical negligence in Leslie

Clinical negligence, in the past referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Our panel of lawyers covering Fife and Leslie have helped people with claims filed against hospitals that include Glenrothes Hospital, Lodge Rise, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5TG.

Road traffic compensation claims

Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Leslie are relatively common with a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 528.

Quittance's group of best of breed solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for people injured in a car accident in Leslie.

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work. These types of accident are often related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Norman Place and in Glenwood Centre.

Accidents in the workplace

We have helped Claimants, from construction workers to it consultants, to claim injury compensation.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Leslie

If you win your injury claim, the fees for your solicitor must be paid by the Defendant. In the event that your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their legal costs.

A 'success fee' can be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, this fee will be taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and is usually 25 percent.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.

Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

We offer detailed answers helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.

If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.

Start your claim for compensation

Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our contact form here.

Quittance's specialist team are ready to help. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.