A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help Claimants across the country to keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you live in Leuchars or anywhere else in the UK, we can can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Making an injury claim

Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Leuchars personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

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

What points to check when finding the best solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate PI solicitor for your legal matter is the most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your accident.

With some 6 offices within 25 miles of Leuchars (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal legal practice to advise you?

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person awarded £11,876 for serious thumb injuries can range from £7,125 to £10,094.

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Leuchars solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What kinds of claims do you conduct?

Our network of solicitors have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by flour.

Clinical negligence in Leuchars

Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury or illness is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's experienced panel of injury lawyers covering Fife and Leuchars have helped people with legal action filed against NHS and private hospitals including St Andrews Community Hospital, Largo Road, St Andrews, KY16 8AR.

Slips and trips

Recorded figures underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with falls having occurred on Main St and on Main Rd.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Leuchars

Our panel of road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Leuchars.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Leuchars are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Leuchars serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference compensation will make to severely injured Claimants. By reducing the financial stress severe injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, injury compensation helps individuals to concentrate on recovery.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from factory workers to it technical support officers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Leuchars

If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged. In the event that you win your case, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the Defendant (or their insurer).

Will you need to pay any fees?

Some firms could charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's solicitors, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

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Next steps

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

Get further information

We offer jargon-free information to help you decide whether to go ahead.

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

Ready to start?

You can start the compensation claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles).

Our team of experts look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.