Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped hundreds of people in Buckie, Moray and throughout the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.
How were you injured?
The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.
For more information, see:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
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.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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 Buckie
Department of Transport data reveals there were 36 road accidents in Moray in 2021, including 18 slight accidents, 15 accidents and 3 fatal accidents.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Buckie, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, our specialist team can help. This road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about making a claim.
Buckie work accident claims
In 2021, there were 74 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Moray.
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a support worker or an HGV driver, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Buckie clinical negligence claims
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Buckie, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).
Buckie Occupiers liability injury claims
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether your accident occurred when travelling by train or in a public park, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include head or spinal injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Buckie and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many injury claimants in Buckie?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Buckie and Moray every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured during a negligent medical procedure or in a road traffic accident.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Buckie solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
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*
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**
**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.
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.