Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help you

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 exceptions?

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:

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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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Road accident claims in Balmedie

You can start a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Balmedie's roads due to a negligent road user.

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.

Road accident claims

Work accident 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.

However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Health and Safety statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Eigie Rd and on Balgownie Crescent.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on an affected individual and their dependants.

By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a claimant and their family, a claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have helped families receive damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious range from cancer to degloving injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Balmedie 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, Balmedie 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 Balmedie, 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

Advice and help

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Balmedie?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 Balmedie personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is quite significant

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £21,067 for bronchitis can vary from £12,640 to £17,907.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need a local Balmedie legal firm?

The location of the lawyers office is less important as injury cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that provides national medical centres as claimants will usually need to go to an independent medical examination.

See - Do I have to attend a medical?

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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

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator