A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Markinch or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

For most claims, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Markinch

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of certified injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Markinch.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Markinch are not uncommon. Official statistics show 11 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Fife (Total events were 550 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 528. Incidents in the Markinch area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A911 and A92 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A92 and B969 junction.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Markinch

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to medical representatives, to claim maximum compensation.

Further information: Work accident claim

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Markinch

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure or answers rather than claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against NHS Fife, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2015. They are often lead to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by moving machinery or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Woodside Way and on Huntsman Road.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from radiation exposure to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Markinch serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of law firms have aided families claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic range from lung cancer to serious psychiatric harm.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Markinch No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Markinch and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Markinch and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Markinch?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Markinch, Fife and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Fife seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and road accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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.

What factors to check when selecting the right injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable law firm to represent you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement.

With over 75 offices within a 25 radius of Markinch - how do you ensure you instruct the best one to act for you?

Comparing Markinch personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do you need a local Markinch lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that offers national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for lung cancer could vary between ?56,650 and ?78,650 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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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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