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

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

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Dyce, Aberdeenshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. 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

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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Dyce road accident claims

You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Dyce's roads as the result of the carelessness of another road user.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Dyce's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dyce

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use, when supporting another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Victoria St and on Dyce.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by colophony.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on a claimant and their dependants.

By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their family, an injury claim enables individuals to concentrate on their recovery.

The panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with doctors, the legal system and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, chronic pain and birth negligence.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Dyce 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, Dyce 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 Dyce, 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Dyce?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Dyce, Aberdeenshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Comparing Dyce personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will I need a local Dyce lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases can be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors often surprises prospective claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £84,631 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems can vary from £50,778 to £71,936.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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