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

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

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured claimants in Cove Bay, Aberdeenshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 considerations?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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

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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Cove Bay road accident claims

Cove Bay road users are entitled to claim compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have been involved in a cycling accident, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cove Bay

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by moving machinery, a lifting injury or a fire related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Loirston Rd and on Gardner Drive.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure instead of injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term impact a serious injury has will be understood by the Courts when working out what a claim is worth. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cove Bay 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, Cove Bay 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 Cove Bay, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Cove Bay?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Cove Bay, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Solicitor reviews in Cove Bay - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Will I need to select a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not particularly important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

However, you should choose a company that provides a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Cove Bay

Our group of proficient no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Cove Bay.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cove Bay are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 395 accidents (291 slight accidents, 100 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeen City local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 310.

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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