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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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We have helped injured people in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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

Calculate my 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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Aboyne road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Aboyne's roads because of someone else's actions.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Aboyne's roads, Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Aboyne

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Reported statistics show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being struck by machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also common with street trips having occurred on Melgum Road and on Charleston Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want answers instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on an injured person.

Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. The panel of specialist lawyers for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include major surgical negligence, dioxin poisoning and back injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Aboyne 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, Aboyne 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 Aboyne, Aberdeenshire 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

What should I do next?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have you handled many Aboyne claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Comparing Aboyne personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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 scarring, for example, ranges from £6,050 to £18,370 (based on 2015 market data).

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator