Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Balmedie
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Balmedie, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.
Work injury claims in Balmedie
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a carpenter or a firefighter, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Medical negligence claims in Balmedie
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Balmedie, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).
Public place injury claims in Balmedie
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a gym, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Balmedie, and across the UK.
Balmedie No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Balmedie injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Balmedie and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Have you helped many injury claimants in Balmedie?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Balmedie and Aberdeenshire every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to a negligent diagnosis or due to your employer's negligence.
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.
Balmedie personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.
Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
What are Balmedie road accident statistics?
The panel of proficient solicitors have years of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Balmedie.
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Balmedie are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 187 road accidents in Aberdeenshire in 2021 (85 slight accidents, 88 accidents and 14 fatal accidents).
Work accident statistics in Balmedie
According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 193 non-fatal and 2 fatal work-related accidents in Aberdeenshire. 118 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.