A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help claimants across the country retain more damages.

Whether you are based in Lochgelly or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

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

Your lawyer will explain how each of these points relates to your case.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Lochgelly

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from hotel workers to media buyers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Lochgelly

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Lochgelly.

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Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Lochgelly

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against NHS Fife, for example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. These types of accident are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Lochleven Rd and on Cardenen.

Serious injury experts in Lochgelly

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants. By reducing the financial stress a major injury places on a claimant and their family, an injury claim allows them to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors work with medical practitioners and the defendant's representatives to make sure people affected by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious include birth negligence and brain tumours.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from chemical poisoning to benzene poisoning.

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Lochgelly 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 Lochgelly and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Lochgelly and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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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 winning claims in Lochgelly?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Lochgelly, Fife and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Identifying a suitable injury lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards claiming the best compensation settlement.

How can you make certain you choose the ideal firm for your specific circumstances?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?19,800 (based on 2015 market data).

Are Lochgelly claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Lochgelly personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be instructive when contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.

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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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