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 manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 17, 2016

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.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Leuchars

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Leuchars

Worker injured in accident

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

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Leuchars

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

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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.

Leuchars No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Leuchars and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Leuchars and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their level of experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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