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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Buckie, Moray and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. 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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Buckie

Drivers and other road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Buckie's roads due to someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a hit-and-run on Buckie's roads, 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 what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Buckie

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics indicate that slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by a moving object or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on spillages are also common with recent slips having occurred on High St and on Gordon Square.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To raise a complaint against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person, a compensation claim enables people to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Buckie 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, Buckie 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 Buckie, Moray 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Buckie?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Buckie, Moray and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Moray seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Do you need to choose a local legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not so critical as injury cases are normally conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near Buckie as claimants will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

Buckie solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are weighing up which solicitor to choose.

Read more Quittance reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Buckie

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Buckie are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 155 accidents (105 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Moray council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 121.

Quittance's group of trained no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a road accident in Buckie.

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.

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.

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