A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide network of solicitors help personal injury claimants throughout England and Wales to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Rosyth or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be proven 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 can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rosyth

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from factory workers to restaurant managers, to get the compensation they deserve.

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Rosyth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Rosyth.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Rosyth are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 528.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on slippery pavements are also common with pavement trips having happened on Castlandhill Rd and on Aberlour St.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to mercury poisoning.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Rosyth

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure rather than a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Fife, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists handling compensation in Rosyth

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation.

A claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Our network of solicitors have aided people claim compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and amputation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Rosyth 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 Rosyth and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Rosyth, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Rosyth?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Rosyth, Fife and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums between firms is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?4,378 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from ?2,627 to ?3,721.

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Rosyth personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not so critical as cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm with national medical centres as claimants will need to go to a medical exam.

More : What is the process for attending a 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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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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