Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Banchory, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:
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:
Banchory road accident claims
Banchory road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on Banchory's roads, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Banchory
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Strachen and on High St.
When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Grampian, for example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.
Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of people affected by major injury.
We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of lawyers have for many years aided families affected by severe accidents. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include mesothelioma and birth negligence.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Banchory 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, Banchory 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 Banchory, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Banchory claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Banchory, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Do you need to select a local Banchory lawyer?
Going for a local lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases are normally conducted by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.
Read about : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Banchory?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.