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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Leuchars, Fife and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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 Leuchars

If you are injured in an accident on Leuchars's roads because of another road user's behaviour, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Leuchars's roads, the Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Leuchars

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a complaint against NHS Fife, for example, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

More about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Leuchars 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, Leuchars 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 Leuchars, 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

Helping people like you

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Leuchars?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Leuchars, Fife and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

Read more Solicitor reviews

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 are the road accident statistics in Leuchars

The 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 work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019

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.

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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