Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Markinch, Fife and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Markinch

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Markinch's roads due to another party's actions.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Markinch's roads, our specialist team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Markinch

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you slipped a disc or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

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

Industrial disease claims

Markinch 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, Markinch 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 Markinch, 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

Should I choose Quittance?

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.

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FAQs

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.

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.

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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.

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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