Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured people in Leslie, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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

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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Road accident claims in Leslie

Leslie road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Leslie's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, Quittance's useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Leslie

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Leslie 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, Leslie 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 Leslie, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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.

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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Leslie?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Leslie, Fife and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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