A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help claimants across the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Tayport or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The solicitor will consider how your claim will relate to each of these points.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Tayport

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Tayport are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 550 accidents (454 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Fife local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 528.

Quittance's group of certified legal advisors have decades of experience in securing optimum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Tayport.

See: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Tayport

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from members of the army to translators, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Accident at work claim

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Tayport

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want closure instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against NHS Fife, for example, you can contact Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from industrial deafness to welders lung.

See: Industrial disease claims

Tayport serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the vital change a compensation claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. We fight to achieve compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or a toxic substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.

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Tayport 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 Tayport and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Tayport and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of claims in Tayport?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Tayport, Fife and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Fife get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including public place accidents and workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and 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.

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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.

Guidance for injured people searching for an injury lawyer

It can take several months for most claims to conclude. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

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

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Tayport?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do you need a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not critical as injury cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : What is the process for attending a medical?

The difference in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?31,095 for loss of hearing in one ear can vary from ?18,657 to ?26,430.

See : Compare solicitors

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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